Consultation on the future of Liverpool’s libraries starts

Consultation on the future of Liverpool libraries starts today Credit: PA

A consultation on the future of libraries in Liverpool has started, as the service looks to find £2.5m worth of savings.

The service needs to reduce its £10 million budget by 25 per cent, as part of £156 million of savings needed over the next three years due to cuts in government funding.

There is likely to be a significant reduction in the 19 libraries that are currently operated across Liverpool.

Residents are being asked to complete a questionnaire which will give them the opportunity to have their say, and a number of public meetings will be held across the city, with dates and venues to be confirmed.

The consultation will run until Friday 16 May.