East Lancs library users asked views

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: East Lancs library users asked views East Lancs library users asked views

LIBRARY users across East Lancashire are being asked for their views on changes to opening hours.

The consultation organised by library bosses at County Hall will run for eight weeks. It involves 63 of the 74 libraries across the county.

Opening hours were increased or adjusted in most of the county's libraries following a public consultation 18 months ago.

At the time library managers promised to look at the issue again this year to see whether further changes were needed. Under the plans Burnley Library could see it’s opening ours increased by one hour to 52 hours per week.

Barrowford Library’s opening hours could be reduced from 25 hours by an hour and a half. Clitheroe’s hours could increase by two hours to 49 hours per week.

Julie Bell, county libraries manager, said: “We want to help people get the most out of all the services on offer at their local library, and this means making sure that libraries are open at the times when our customers are most likely to use them.

“With that in mind, we are asking people to choose between the current pattern of opening hours at their local library and the changes we are proposing to make based on our knowledge of how and when the library is used.”

To fill out the online questionnaire, visit: http://bit.ly/openinghours2014.

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