Department for Culture Media and Sport
Local authorities can make byelaws regulating the use of their public library facilities and saying how library users must behave.
The Secretary of State reviews and approves these byelaws.
If you represent a local authority and wish to create or revise a byelaw, please use the Model Public Library Byelaws template RTF (49kb). Once you’ve completed the form, send it to us for draft approval at:
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH
Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then authorise and return it to you. When you receive the approval, you must:
Once this process has been completed you must send us:
All local authorities must display copies of all their public library byelaws in any library building maintained by them and used by the public.