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You may have noticed that libraries across Ireland are working together to bring you a unified library service. You can now borrow a book in Carndonagh Library and return it to Cork City, or anywhere else in the country. Thanks to this joined up approach you now have access to over 15million items of stock. We're doing well, but we'd like to hear your views on the direction of public libraries in Ireland for the next 5 years.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D., is seeking submissions in respect of the Government’s new Public Library Strategy 2018-2022.

The new Strategy will underpin the continued development of the public library system over the next five years and position the public library at the centre of the community, meeting the information, learning and cultural needs of individuals and communities.

The new Strategy is being developed by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Local Government Management Agency and Local Authorities.

An overview of the Strategy and relevant consultation documents can be accessed by clicking here.

Copies of these documents may also be obtained from your library or by contacting the Libraries Development & Community Policy Unit, Department of Rural and Community Development at (096) 24258 or by email to ei.vo1513692022g.dcr1513692022d@wei1513692022veryg1513692022etart1513692022sbil1513692022

Submissions can be made to the Department by clicking here, or by filling out the following application (Download application) and submitting it by email to ei.vo1513692022g.dcr1513692022d@wei1513692022veryg1513692022etart1513692022sbil1513692022 or in writing to:

Libraries Development and Community Policy,
Department of Rural and Community
Government Offices,
F26 E8N6.

We kindly ask that you provide any 
submissions or observations no later than Thursday February 1, 2018.

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