Springwood library to be managed by community

Published: 31 October 2019

Springwood Library interior

Derby City Council will hand over operation of Springwood Library to community in the New Year.

The Library will be operated by Derby charity Direct Help and Advice from the week commencing 3rd February. Springwoods Library’s last day under Council management will be Saturday 18th January.

During the temporary closure, the Council will carry out training to enable a smooth transition for customers and volunteers alike. In the interim, customers can access and reserve books at other Derby libraries, with eBooks continuing to be accessible 24/7 online.

Springwood Library will become the ninth library to become community managed with plans for Derwent to also be transferred by the end of February 2020.

Derby City Council is set to realise the project’s full ongoing annual saving of £673k in the 2020/21 financial year.

Community Action Derby is working in partnership with DHA to recruit volunteers for all proposed Community Managed Libraries. Members of the public who would like more information about the opportunity to be part of the future of local libraries and how to get involved in volunteering can call 01332 346266.

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