Community Managed Libraries

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A new future for your library

Ten Derby libraries will become community managed by the end of February 2020 as part of the Council’s plans.

Direct Help and Advice (DHA) will be responsible for running the ten libraries in partnership with Community Action Derby and Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City.

You can expect the same service you’re used to, such as book loans and access to computers, but the local charity will also provide vital services right in the hub of your community. This includes legal advice on housing as well as support on benefits and managing debt.

Derby's Community Managed Libraries

The following libraries have already been handed over to Direct Help and Advice (DHA):

  • Allestree Library
  • Sinfin Library
  • Mackworth Library
  • Spondon Library

The council will no longer run the following libraries once they have been handed over to DHA:

  • Allenton Library
  • Blagreaves Library
  • The Philip Whitehead Memorial Library at Chaddesden Park
  • Chellaston Library
  • Derwent Library
  • Springwood Library
This page will be updated with further information once each library has closed ahead of opening as a Community Managed Library.

Sinfin Library

Management of Sinfin Library has now been handed over to Direct Help and Advice. 

Opening times are 10am and 4.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Tel: 01332 295711 Email: sinfin@citizensadvicesouthderbyshireandcity.org 

Spondon Library

Management of Spondon Library has now been handed over to Direct Help and Advice. 

Opening times are 10am to 4.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.
 
Tel: 01332 662708 Email: spondoncml@dhadvice.org 
 

Allestree Library

Management of Allestree Library has now been handed over to Direct Help and Advice. 

Opening times are 10am and 4.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Tel: 01332 559761 

Mackworth Library

Management of Mackworth Library has now been handed over to Direct Help and Advice. 

Opening times are Monday 10am to 5pm, Tuesday 10am – 4:30pm and Thursday 10am – 4:30pm. 
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Tel: 01332 642410

The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park

The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park, is currently closed and will re-open as a Community Managed Library on Tuesday 6 August. Click here for more information on the changes.

For more information visit the Libraries news page

A chance to volunteer

Community Action Derby is helping DHA to recruit volunteers who will play a vital role in contributing to the success of these libraries. 

Whether you want to work with customers or behind the scenes, you can contact Community Action Derby for more information on 01332 346266.

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