Background

Northern Beaches Council runs six libraries, and a home library service. Council also supports four community libraries at Avalon, Seaforth, Freshwater and Terrey Hills.

Libraries on the Northern Beaches are open most days of the week, but the opening hours vary from branch to branch.

We are undertaking a review of library use across the Northern Beaches to ensure the opening times of the libraries best suit the needs of our members.

As part of this review we are undertaking door counts at each branch through August/September 2017.

Updates

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Life Cycle

  • Timeline item 1

    September - October 2017 - data collection

    Door counters on the library help to build an accurate picture of current library use.

    Community Survey collects customer feedback

  • Timeline item 2

    October - December 2017 - data analysis

    Identification of any improvement to hours for each of the six libraries

  • Timeline item 3

    February 2018

    Exhibition of any new proposed hours for each library.

  • Timeline item 4

    June 2018- Proposed hours endorsed

    Allocation of hours updated and included in 2018-2019 budget and library operational plan