People can attend a public meeting to discuss changes to Barnet Borough Council’s library services.

The meeting will be held in All Saints School, next door to Child’s Hill Library, in Cricklewood Lane, Barnet on Tuesday February 10 at 7.30pm.

The authority is currently consulting on the future of its libraries, and options include:

  • Keeping all libraries open but shrinking all but four and letting out the remaining space
  • Closing six libraries and staffing the remainder for 60 per cent of their current hours, but using technology to extend opening times
  • Closing two libraries, shrinking others and staffing them with volunteers, and staffing others for half of their current hours, again using technology to extend opening times

Barnet Council says people will be able to travel to all remaining branches by public transport within half an hour.

Labour parliamentary candidate for Finchley & Golders Green Sarah Sackman, Liberal Democrat councillor Jack Cohen and Conservative councillor Shimon Ryde will all speak during the meeting.