City of Swan seeks feedback on future of Guildford Library

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THE City of Swan is calling on the community to have their say on the future of Guildford Library.

The City is reviewing Guildford library services due to the facility’s close proximity to Midland Library and low levels of usage.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City needed feedback from the community to compile a report for the council that investigates a number of options, including closing the library.

“The City has launched a survey that aims to find out how, or if, you use the City’s libraries including the Guildford Library,” he said.

“The survey also asks for your thoughts on other types of resources, facilities or uses you could see in operating that space in the future and whether you would like to be involved in any future developments regarding the library.”

Midland/Guildford ward councillor Ian Johnson said the City had also been working with Guildford community representatives to conduct community consultation on the matter.

“To better understand the community’s vision for the future of the library, the City and members of the Friends of Guildford Library group have facilitated a number of community workshops,” he said.

“The information from these sessions will also be used to inform the report, well as the feedback received from the survey, will be considered and used to inform the report, which will go to council on September 27 for consideration.”

The survey is on the City’s website and submissions close on September 15.

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