The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking community
views on library services in the district as part of a review
to help shape future service delivery and the council's
Both library members and non-members are being asked to
respond to a survey on issues including opening hours and the
importance of services available at present.
The survey will also gauge community attitudes towards
possible future services such as 3-D printing and the
adoption of a user-pays policy or something similar for all
or some library services.
Council general manager operations Ruth Stokes said the
survey was the first chance for people to get involved in the
library review process, which was about the council
understanding what the community thought about its library
services and what it would like to see in the future.
Meanwhile, the Wanaka Public Libraries Association (WPLA) has
released a report from its own survey on libraries in the
Wanaka ward carried out in August.
The survey showed library users wished the libraries to
continue to develop without loss of service and identified
several issues requiring review by the council, such as
opening hours, internet usage and parking.
A valuable baseline had been established by the WPLA survey,
the first in a longitudinal study, the report said.
The council survey can be taken online at http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/qldc/qldc-library-survey/
and is open until January 13.
Hard copies of the survey will also be available at all
libraries in the district.