Project Overview

Sunshine Coast Council invited people who live, work or play in the Kenilworth district to join the conversation about the future of their library service.

The feedback received will help inform and determine the type of library service which is best suited to the needs of the local community.

The online survey closed on the 5 November 2022.

Where to from here

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. Independent experts will now evaluate the 165 survey responses, and make recommendations to council, on the model of library service that will best suit the needs of the Kenilworth district community.

The Kenilworth Community Engagement Report is due to be completed by December 2022.

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Our goal is to understand and deliver a viable library service that reflects the current and future Kenilworth community aspirations, needs and desires.

The Sunshine Coast Libraries Network Plan 2019-2041 provides a vision for the future library network and a blue-print for investments. It also introduces a new service delivery model of five ‘tiers”, that reflects the role and function of services, within that hierarchy.

Kenilworth Library has been identified as a Tier 4 Express Library Service.

Express Libraries alternatives include:

  • Community library – a modest library service in a community or commercial setting
  • Library Lounges – an unstaffed library service in a community setting
  • Book stops – a small collection in a community centre, business or general store
  • Book Vending Machines – convenient collection and return of popular titles and reservations.
  • Library lockers – convenient collection and return of reserved items only