Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Employee, Business and Partner Survey

Closed 22 Dec 2022

Opened 29 Sep 2022

Results updated 30 May 2023

Thank you for participating in the LetsTalkLibraries consultation. Please find below the link which shows the results of the survey. 



Let’s Talk Libraries: developing a new Dorset Council Library Strategy

Employee, business and partner survey

This is the employee, business and partner Let’s Talk Libraries survey. This means you are completing the survey in your professional role. For example as a: councillor, employee, volunteer, or on behalf of a partner agency, community organisation or business. To complete this survey as a member of the public, go to our public survey.

We are developing a new library strategy which will shape the future of our Dorset Council library service.

Our library service is made up of:

  • 23 council run libraries
  • an online library service
  • a home library service, which delivers services to housebound residents

This survey refers to the 23 libraries we run, not the eight community managed libraries that we support.

The first phase of our consultation completed in January 2022. We received over 7,500 responses. By listening to your views, we have developed a draft strategy and our mission: To Inspire, Connect and Enable our communities through our services.

Why your views matter

We now need to refine the strategy. We need your help to prioritise and explore what the library service could look like in our communities. 

The survey is designed in two parts. Part one seeks your views on the draft strategy and part two explores what the library service could look like in our communities. We would value your views on the whole survey, but please feel free to skip questions and answer only those which interest you. 

The consultation will close on 22 December 2022. 

It’s really important that we hear from everyone, so make sure you have your say and thank you for your time. If you need any help in completing the survey please call 01305 221000. You can also request alternative survey formats by emailing letstalklibraries@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

View the draft library strategy and supporting documents