Dundee Library Service Wins 'Library of the Year Award'

 15 May 2013

This week, at the national Bookseller award ceremony in London, Dundee Library and Information Service won the UK 'Library of the Year Award'.

The award was jointly shared with the Library Service of Devon.

Judges praised Dundee Library Service's impressive digital participation programme. 

The award particularly singles out the Central Library for its innovation and the way in which it delivers a uniquely integrated range of services to its customers.  

The Dundee Central Library has been Scotland's busiest library for several years running and its current response to those facing the need for IT support in relation to benefit changes, the programmes it runs for adults with learning difficulties, its open access internet, and its continuing role as an accessible, friendly and welcoming public library, have all contributed.

Broughty Ferry Library is the busiest branch library in Dundee.

In addition to lending books, library staff support events for every sector of our community from the youngest at Baby Rhyme Time to reminiscence projects for older residents.  

They also act as a community hub hosting meetings of the Community Council, provide access to computers and free WiFi and help with homework.

Congratulations to all of the staff in our Library Service for continuing to make libraries a relevant public service available in every area and to every age group in our city.