From Glasgow Life:

Glasgow Libraries operate in a rapidly changing world. Changes to the way society behaves, the city’s demographics, rapid changes in information technology and how it is used all provide both opportunities and challenges as we look to deliver a world class library service. A Vision for Glasgow Libraries will ensure that those changing needs help determine the services we provide for the future by identifying and articulating the role libraries can play in the future of Glasgow and improving the lives of its citizens.

As a valued stakeholder, it is important for us to understand what is required by you of our library service and how we could encourage you to use and take greater advantage of our diverse offer.

Glasgow Libraries consist of 32 community libraries and the Mitchell Library with a range of services that has changed considerably in recent times.  As well as traditional book borrowing you can also use computers and the Internet, access a wide range of learning opportunities from gaining basic digital skills to receiving support to access benefit payments as a result of Welfare Reform. You can download an eMagazine or eBook from anywhere in the world and access a wide range of online resources for work, study or research via our website. Our partnerships with Macmillan Cancer Support and Citizen’s Advice also provide essential support to those in our communities.

The survey below provides you with an opportunity to tell us what would be important and relevant to both you as an organisation and on behalf of your clients from our service in the future. The survey outlines practical issues that affect the way in which people access our service as well as the range and quality of services on offer at present and how these should be adapted to suit our future customers.

We will consider a range of different ideas and options and we need your help and opinions to do so. For example, should libraries of the future be venues for community and family activities, resources to improve the quality of lives of the citizens of Glasgow through information and learning opportunities, health information and social interaction? Should libraries be located within working environments or leisure environments such as sport centres or community venues? Perhaps our libraries should be a combination of all of these things in the future. Now is your opportunity to tell us what you think.

You can access the survey by clicking on this link:

The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. The information you provide will only be used to inform A Vision for Glasgow Libraries.

The survey will close on the 30th of March 2015.

If you have any questions about A Vision for Glasgow Libraries project, please contact:;  or

A Vision for Glasgow Libraries
Libraries Admin
201 North Street
Glasgow G3 7DN

Our aim is to publish the Vision for Glasgow Libraries in late spring, early summer. Please get involved – we can shape the future together.

Source:  Glasgow Life