Mobile library service faces the axe in new council review

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Derbyshire’s mobile library service could be axed in a bid to save cash.

Withdrawing the entire fleet of 10 vehicles from the county’s roads is one of the options being considered as part of the library review.

Derbyshire County Council will launch the first stage of public consultation on Monday, after which residents will be given until March to have their say.

Other proposals set out in the review are withdrawing eight standard mobiles and maintaining two large maximum capacity vehicles, which would save £530,000 by 2016.

Coun Dave Allen, cabinet member for communities, said: “We want to make sure as many people as possible get the chance to have their say.”

Questionnaires can be completed online at and are available in branch and mobile libraries and GP surgeries.