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Public Libraries

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL4368, tabled on 8 December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what statutory duties local authorities have to provide library and library-related services.

Answered on

14 December 2015

The Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 places a duty on local authorities to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service. It is for individual local authorities to determine how best to provide this.