Please be aware that libraries will be closed on the bank holidays Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April.

Please be aware that Hailsham Library will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 6 May to Tuesday 13 May while building improvements are carried out. There will be a reduced service from Monday 28 April to Tuesday 13 May 2014, for further details please read Improving library buildings .

Library plans and strategies

These documents tell you in detail about the policies and plans that help us to develop your library service.

Read more about how we're building new and refurbished libraries, enriching the culture of East Sussex and our other priorities and performance in:

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Business Plan for Library and Information Service 2011/2012 (89k)
Plan to help develop the library service and measure its quality. Published April 2011 (15 pages)
Vision for Library and Information Service 2009 to 2012 (71k)
How we will develop library services in East Sussex over three years. Includes summary of what we did from 2005 to 2008 and our future plans. Published December 2009 (13 pages)
Vision for Library and Information Service 2009 to 2012 – Equality Impact Assessment (32k)
Summary report about the groups that this strategy or policy will impact upon. Published July 2010 (1 page)
Strategy for library services for children and young people in East Sussex (69k)
How we will develop library services for children of all ages, including action plan for 2009 to 2012. Published December 2009 (14 pages)
Equal access strategy (117k)
Providing library and information services for people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic communities and other people at risk of social exclusion. Published November 2012 (17 pages)
Information service strategy 2009 to 2012 (46k)
Priorities for developing information services, providing people with a positive and helpful response and information in the format they prefer. Published December 2009 (5 pages)
Local studies strategy 2009 to 2012 (41k)
Priorities for developing local studies services, making libraries the first point of contact for local studies and providing a local studies centre of excellence in Hastings. Published December 2009 (5 pages)
Mobile services strategy (201k)
Our strategy for providing modern library services for all, especially older people and rural communities, including improved access to council services and learning opportunities. Published January 2011 (10 pages)
Stock Strategy and Policy 2009-2012 (188k)
Our strategy to provide customers with library stock of quality, diversity and currency using the best supply options available to us. Published April 2011 (25 pages)
IDeA Peer Review - East Sussex County Council Library Service (610k)
Review of library services in East Sussex by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), identifying strengths and areas for development. Published July 2004 (17 pages)