The future of libraries across Aberdeenshire is the subject of a new survey which is open to residents in the region.
The study is part of the council’s budget-setting service, and seeks to find out more about how people use Aberdeenshire’s libraries.
Sharon Jamieson, libraries and information services manager, said: “By looking at how we can deliver services differently, coupled with making sure our opening hours and staff hours meet local needs, we will be in a better position to achieve savings without closure being the first or only option.
“We understand the role of libraries in our communities and how important they are to the people of Aberdeenshire.
“We also understand that the modern age means people’s needs in terms of library services is changing.”
The survey will run until the end of February, and can be found online by visiting the link www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/abslibraries