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
  • Allenton Library
  • Blagreaves Library
  • Chellaston Library
  • Mackworth Library
  • The Philip Whitehead Memorial Library at Chaddesden Park
  • Sinfin Library
  • Spondon Library

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

  • 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.

Allenton Library 

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

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

Tel: 01332 642310

Allestree Library

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

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

Tel: 01332 559761 

Blagreaves Library

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

Opening times are Monday and Tuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am – 3pm, Thursday 10am – 5pm
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Tel: 01332 255403

Chellaston Library 

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

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

Tel: 01332 702614

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

Management of The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park has now been handed over to Direct Help and Advice.

Opening times are Tuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am – 4.30pm, Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Tel: 01332 672352

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 

Springwood Library 

Springwood is currently closed and will re-open as a Community Managed Library on Tuesday 4 February.

Opening times will be 10:30am to 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday; and 10:30am to 5pm on Wednesday. Please keep checking this page for any potential changes to this.

Click here for more information on the changes.

For more information visit the Libraries news page or visit Direct Help and Advice's website here.

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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