Timetable for the project

April – July 2014

Public consultation on the future of Devon’s libraries


October 2014

Consultation findings presented to Devon County Council’s Cabinet


March 2015

Devon County Council’s cabinet approved the formation of a new mutual for the library service


July 2015

Appointment of an independent, non-executive Chair for the new mutual organisation


July – September 2015

5 year business plan and financial model developed

Governance arrangements and legal structure of the new organisation agreed and set up


Autumn 2015

Final approval sought from Devon County Council’s Cabinet to transfer the library service to the new mutual organisation


October 2015 – March 2016

Non-executive Board established and contract agreed

Transition and transfer of operations


April 2016

New libraries’ mutual goes live