1503: Rural library case studies
The Rural Services Network is building a series of case studies outlining best practice in the provision of rural services. This paper summarises the first four - featuring library services provision
Year of Publication2012
When its rural branch libraries faced a major spending cut Wiltshire Council found and trained a large cohort of community volunteers. A branch library belonging to Shropshire Council has now been co-located with a social enterprise, bringing multiple benefits to both parties. As well as sharing a building, they make shared use of staff. East Riding of Yorkshire Libraries has designed and introduced mobile libraries which provide the same range and quality of services as that found in its branch libraries. Cornwall Council used village schools to improve the library service to its rural communities.
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- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Social & community enterprise
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