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Community managed libraries: progress

We're making steady progress towards transferring some of our libraries to community management. We are working hard to ensure that Derbyshire’s community managed libraries (CMLs) will be viable and sustainable, and will continue to be beneficial to their local communities.

Libraries which have transferred to community management

Woodville is our first Community Managed Library.

Libraries with successful business cases

We are currently working with groups who have successfully completed both stages of the application process at:

Libraries with successful expressions of interest

We are currently working with groups who have successfully completed the first stage of the application process to support them through the next stage at:

Libraries which are looking for an organisation

There are some libraries where we are not currently working with any group or organisation. If you may be interested in taking over the management of any of the following libraries, please contact us by email: or phone us on 01629 533444:

We will update these pages to reflect our progress. Please note that we can't release the names of the groups taking on the management of our libraries until the Service Level Agreement has been signed.