Mobile Library Service — new route implementation
Following a public consultation revised mobile library routes will be implemented from 21 November.
What the Mobile Library Service offers
The Mobile Library Service offers a current and wide range of stock including adult and junior books and also audiobooks.
With internet connectivity and access to the web based library management system, customers have access to stock and are able to make reservations and update their accounts.
Mobile library staff can also provide online Council information and an enquiry service.
There is also free access for library members to a wide range of online resources, including eBooks, via the libraries' webpage.
Why has the mobile library routes changed?
Following a library service review in 2014, and a reduction in the number of mobile library vehicles, it has been necessary to revise the current service provided by mobile libraries across west Cheshire.
A consultation was also completed during the summer which was publicised widely through press, parish councils, social media and to all mobile library service users. In total 222 people completed the survey.
Key outcomes from the consultation
We will visit all stops every three weeks instead of every four weeks to bring the service in line with loan periods in static libraries.
Where appropriate, residents entitled to the Home Library Service can have books delivered to their home. The Home Library Service can also support care and nursing homes and can be accessed by contacting any west Cheshire library.
The Education Library Service offers a paid subscription service which is available to primary schools and early years childcare settings.
Following implementation all routes will be reviewed every six months to ensure they remain responsive to demand.
We also responded to feedback by adding and extending some busier stops.
The following stops have been reinstated:
Burwardsley — Post Office
Guilden Sutton — Moorcroft Crescent and Village Hall
Great Sutton — Shops
Hargrave — Church
Huxley — Church Lane
Lach Dennis — Duke of Portland Public House (new location)
Little Sutton — Naylor Court
Rowton — Holly Cottage
Wincham — Ashwood Park
Stop times have been extended at the following locations:
Waverton — Shops
Davenham — Fountain Court and Firth Fields
Malpas — Craddock Court
The new routes will go live from week beginning 21 November 2016. New route information is shown below.