Give your views about future of main library

Have your say

Consultation about the relocation of Barnsley’s central library starts tomorrow.

Over the next four weeks, questions will be asked about usage, accessibility and opinions on relocation.

People will be able to take part in the consultation process by picking up a paper questionnaire from a library or visiting the website

Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council cabinet spokeswoman for adults and community services, said: “Given the financial pressures we’re facing, we’re showing our commitment to library services by proposing to modernise the current service and maintain all our current libraries.

“We want to see more services provided through libraries and improve the service they offer to make sure that they are sustainable for the future.”

The library’s current Shambles Street site is set to be redeveloped as a new sixth-form centre – with the library moved to Wellington Street in the short-term.

The council said a more suitable longer-term location for the library is now being considered.