A modern feature library in Hamilton's CBD is one of the main points of a Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan now out for public feedback.
The draft plan is the culmination of several months work and discussion by the Libraries Strategic Plan Working Group and members of the Hamilton City Libraries management team, says Working Group Chairman Councillor Andrew King.
"The plan incorporates library trends from around the world, and could see Hamiltonians accessing extended library services from the comfort of their own home," Cr King says. "Hamilton City Libraries would also be transformed into community hubs of creativity, literacy and learning."
The plan has taken into account the views and ideas of library users, iwi, representatives from key community groups plus the contributions from library sector experts.
"As technology develops, so does the nature and scope of libraries: they're increasingly acting as community knowledge and learning hubs, and focal points for urban and community rejuvenation."
Members of the public now have three weeks to provide their feedback on the plan, with displays at all six of Hamilton's public libraries, plus a number of community houses.
Feedback on the Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan closed at 4pm on Friday 26 September.