Share your views
Scone Choir-book, a Renaissance music manuscript, before
performing at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
We have launched a public consultation on the draft National Library of Scotland strategy for 2020-2025, which will take us up to our centenary.
We would like as many people as possible to have a say in how we will best serve you in the coming years.
The strategy will set out how we plan to reach new audiences, shape our digital services to suit your needs, and take the national collections to locations beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow.
While retaining our reputation as a sanctuary for study and research, we also have plans to redevelop our George IV Bridge building in Edinburgh. Our aim is to create a more welcoming and invigorating place for people to visit — tailored for audiences of all ages and interests.
Draft strategy document
The consultation document outlines how we see the National Library looking in 2025. It presents our mission, our vision, and the strategic priorities for 2020-2025.
We also tell you how we will handle your comments on the draft strategy, and what will happen next.
Where we have been given permission, responses will available online to the public once the consultation has ended.
- Draft strategy consultation document (PDF) (1.1 MB; 12 pages)
How to contribute
The consultation runs from Monday 2 December 2019 until Monday 27 January 2020.
You can have your say in the following ways:
- Add your comments to the online form on Citizen Space, which should take only 5-10 minutes to complete
- Fill in the form at the end of the draft strategy document and
either email it to email@example.com or post it
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
- In person at these drop-in sessions:
Let us know what you think.