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Applying to run a community managed library

If you are a group or organisation who would like to make a formal expression of interest in running a community managed library (CML) in Derbyshire, an expression of interest pack including the relevant form is attached to this page.

It is advised that you read the information packs for community managed libraries and for the relevant individual library, or libraries, you are interested in running. It is also recommended that you  attend one of the open days before completing the expression of interest form attached to this page.

A separate expression of interest form will need to be completed for each library you're interested in.

We will consider all expressions of interest submitted and we’ll inform each group or organisation whether or not it has been accepted. Successful organisations will be invited to submit a business case.

Completed forms can be emailed to with the name of the library application in the subject field, or by post to:

EOI (followed by the name of the library)
Library Service
County Hall

You can print the expression of interest form at your local library free of charge or you can request a printed copy to be sent to you. If you require the documents in another format please contact us by email at or phone us on 01629 536166.

Deadlines for expressions of interest

Almost all the deadlines have now passed and we're looking closely at the submissions we’ve had. 

There is still one more deadline:

  • Tideswell: midday, 5 August 2019

Groups which have submitted successful expressions of interest will be informed if they haven’t already, and we’ll start more in-depth discussions with those involved, offering help and support if needed as they move on to their business cases.

Communities will be kept informed as to the progress of their community-managed library in the next few months.