The Future of the libraries is in our hands.....

Dear all

Cooperative libraries consultation

As you know, we are working in Lambeth to develop the library service for everyone in the borough. During last year, we set up a Libraries Commission to consider the future of Lambeth libraries. I would like to thank the Friends, and everyone who contributed ideas and suggestions. We have used all this feedback and are now consulting on a whole range of proposals.

We want to work with you, and with other Lambeth residents and organisations, to deliver a library service for Lambeth that is really excellent. Our journey to becoming a cooperative council is about giving people the power to decide how things are run and who runs them.

Please do take part in this next stage of consultation, and let us know what you want from Lambeth’s library service. I look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely

Jo Cleary

Executive Director

Lambeth Adults’ and Community Services


How can people get involved?


There are a number of ways that you can get involved.

1. You can complete a questionnaire

Read details of the proposals in the consultation information pack, and complete an online questionnaire from the council's website

Paper copies of the consultation documents are available in all Lambeth libraries. You can complete the questionnaire and return it to the library, or send it back to the Freepost address given below. We can also send you a copy in the post if you ask us to.


2. Come along to a public meeting

We have organised a number of public meetings during February and March 2012. There is no need to book; you can simply turn up. If you have any particular communications or access requirements, please let us know in advance. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday 22 February 2012, 6 to 9pm
Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, Waterloo SE1 7AA

Thursday 1 March 2012, 6 to 9pm
Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, Brixton SW2 1RW

Thursday 8 March 2012, 6 to 9pm
Elmgreen School, Elm Court Road, Norwood, London, SE27 9BZ

Monday 12 March 2012, 2 to 4pm
English Martyrs Church in Streatham, 2 Mitcham Lane, Streatham SW16 6NN

Further dates in libraries are being arranged. We will circulate information on them shortly and will also publicise in all Lambeth libraries. 


 3. Other ways you can tell us your comments, or get further information about the consultation:

  • Send an email to:
  • Text us on: 07772 103 628
  • Phone us on: 0800 013 1497 or 020 7926 6397
  • Write to us at:
        • Freepost RSKJ-YSKA-AUSA
          ACS Consultation
          Lambeth Adults' and Community Services
          Phoenix House
          10 Wandsworth Road
          London SW8 2LL 


Please let us have your comments by Friday 20 April 2012.



Sent on behalf of Jo Cleary

Executive Director - Lambeth Adults' and Community Services

Freephone 0800 013 1497