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Liverpool library to consider hosting weddings to generate income

In the UK, Liverpool Council will consider hosting weddings at Liverpool’s Central Library under plans to generate income from the library service, reports the BBC.

An independent report delivered to council also proposed a shop at the Central Library and renting space to businesses as ways to make the city’s libraries more sustainable.

Other proposals include co-locating libraries with health facilities and job centres, extending opening hours by introducing self-service facilities, partnering with schools to encourage more children to use the libraries and extending the role of volunteers.

Author and chairwoman of the Library Advisory Task Group Jan Parry said making no change ‘is not an option’, and strongly recommended that any money generated by the library service ‘should be ring-fenced to ensure the city has a sustainable library service for the future’.

The options will be discussed by the council later in October.


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