Suffolk Libraries IPS sends strong message to customers as it takes control of libraries
|IPS Chair Shona Bendix|
The letter promises it will be “business as usual"
There will be no change to the things which are important to you so you will still be able to :
- borrow books for free
- reserve Suffolk books for free
- browse on the internet for free for 2 hours a day
- use any Suffolk library
- get help with information
But the most important promise comes next
|IPS General Manager Alison Wheeler|
leads the Suffolk Libraries staff
We are honoured and proud to run Suffolk’s library services and we are committed to ensuring that the services are customer friendly, meet local needs and keep up the high standards. This includes keeping our expert and friendly paid staff.
We will not be closing any libraries and there are no plans to replace paid staff with volunteers.
Whatever the politics of why we have an IPS running libraries rather than the County Council the libraries are now in the hands of people who have a real commitment to keeping the service going and who understand the importance of staff.
There is plenty more work for the IPS to do now but I think that the libraries are in safer hands today than they were yesterday.
Today also sees the re-branding of the Suffolk Libraries website and the launch of a new section on the site with information about the IPS