Following successful completion of the first stage of the public consultation into the future of its Library Service, Enventure Research is pleased to be working again with Derby City Council to undertake the second phase of the research.
During phase one of the research, an online and paper questionnaire was made available to everyone who lived or worked in Derby over a twelve-week consultation period. The survey explored perceived importance and usage of the Library Service, gathering opinions on potential future service models and ways of making savings. In total, 4,990 responses were received, and the survey findings were supplemented by a series of focus groups held with Derby residents, school children and library staff members.
The findings fed into the Council’s strategic review of its Library Service and informed the development of a number of options for its future. The next phase of the consultation will involve a second online and paper questionnaire examining local peoples’ attitudes towards the proposed options for the future of the Library Service.