FOI Request Library Service Points and Staffing

Request 101001511680

Please can you help with the following queries regarding libraries:
1. How many library service points did you have in 2010? Please detail any mobile libraries separately to buildings.
2. How many library service points do you have currently, May 2017 (or the nearest available date, specifying this)? Please detail any mobile libraries separately to buildings.
3. How many library service points have been transferred from council control to the control of volunteers since 2010?
4. How many library service points have been transferred from council control to the control of another provider since 2010?
5. How many library service points have had their opening hours reduced since 2010? And can you outline any changes please?
6. How many library service points have moved premises since 2010?
7. Please tell us how many new libraries have opened since 2010 (not existing libraries moving to different buildings). Please detail any mobile libraries separately to buildings.
8. How many library service points are proposed for closure within the next year? Please detail any mobile libraries separately to buildings.
9. How many members of staff worked for your libraries service in 2010 (headcount please, not FTE)?
10. How many members of staff work for your libraries service currently, May 2017 (or the nearest available date, specifying this) - headcount please, not FTE?

Response 25-05-2017

1. This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Moray Council website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_101980.html

2. This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Moray Council website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_41162.html

3. None but a group of volunteers set up their own library in Hopeman in 2013 following the closure of the public library. This volunteer run library subsequently closed after approx. 18 months.

4.None

5. This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Moray Council website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_105267.html

6. None

7. None

8. No closures currently announced.

9. 

This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Moray Council website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_101980.html

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