Archive for running a library

People working together

* Please note applications are now closed *

Ten Derby libraries are becoming community managed, as part of the Council's plans to safeguard them. This includes libraries in:

  • Allenton                                                                                            
  • Allestree                                                                                           
  • Blagreaves                                                                                       
  • Chaddesden (The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library)         
  • Chellaston                                                                                       
  • Derwent
  • Mackworth
  • Sinfin
  • Spondon
  • Springwood

Direct Help and Advice (DHA) were successful in submitting their applications to become responsible for all ten libraries following a thorough evaluation process. The local charity aims to have reopened all Community Managed Libraries by the end of the year. 

In the meantime, DHA is looking for volunteers to help run these libraries and would love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved.

Whether you want to run things or just help out for a couple of hours a week, there's a role for you.

To find out more about volunteering in Derby's Community Managed Libraries, please call DHA on 01332 287850.

Past briefing sessions

  • Friday 20 October at 12noon to 2pm
  • Monday 18 September at 10:30am, 2pm and 6pm
  • Tuesday 19 September at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 6pm

The application process

Community groups or organisations were invited to submit an application to run one or more libraries by midday, Monday 4 December 2017.

Cabinet Reports on Strategic Libraries Review

You can download the Cabinet reports relating to the Community Managed Libraries proposals below.

Community Managed Libraries presentation

A presentation about Community Managed Libraries in Derby was made available for anyone unable to attend the public briefings. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded below.

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