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Strategy for Public Libraries 2018-2022

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D., is seeking submissions in respect of the Government’s new Public Library Strategy 2018-2022.

The new Strategy will underpin the continued development of the public library system over the next five years and position the public library at the centre of the community, meeting the information, learning and cultural needs of individuals and communities.

The new Strategy is being developed by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Local Government Management Agency and Local Authorities.

An overview of the Strategy and relevant consultation documents can be accessed here.

Copies of these documents may also be obtained from your local library or by contacting the Libraries Development & Community Policy Unit, Department of Rural and Community Development at (096) 24258 or by email to

Submissions can be made to the Department by clicking here, or by filling out the following application (Download application) and submitting it by email to or in writing to:

Libraries Development and Community Policy,
Department of Rural and Community
Government Offices,
F26 E8N6.

Please provide any submissions or observations no later than Thursday February 1, 2018.

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