Libraries in Herefordshire have in the region of over half a million visits every year and over 30% of the county’s population are regular library users. As part of the nation’s cultural and heritage landscape libraries have transformed over the years to become community resources catering for changing needs and expectations. Though the main reason people visit a library is to borrow a book, the scope of what people can do is increasingly diverse. Library services extend beyond the fabric of buildings to provide a multitude of opportunities for people of different walks of life and different ages to benefit from.
The Library Plan 2017-20 outlines our plans for library services during the next few years. It recognises the value of libraries to individuals and communities along with opportunities to support the wider objectives of the council.