Consultation on closure of Mile Oak library

We’re consulting on proposals to close the current library service in Mile Oak.

The proposed closure is part of the city-wide savings plan to address the budget gap, agreed
by councillors at the Brighton & Hove City Council budget meeting in February 2023

The budget savings identified for the library service include the closure of Mile Oak public library. 

The decision was based on the low number of customers using Mile Oak public library compared to the city’s other community libraries, and the high costs of running the service within the premises of the local school.

The proposal is to close Mile Oak library on 21 July 2023.

We’re carrying out the consultation to understand the needs of the current and potential Mile Oak public library customers and look at potential alternative library provision to meet those needs.

Share your views

We’d like to hear from everyone in the community, whether or not you currently use the Mile Oak public library.

Share your views though our online Mile Oak consultation survey.

The consultation is open until Monday 5 June 2023.

If you have any questions about this consultation, need help to take part, or need a copy of the information in a different format or another language, please contact us by emailing

Accessing Brighton & Hove libraries

Residents already can access many of the city’s libraries 7 days a week through the use of Libraries Extra, allowing members to use the library facilities on unstaffed days.

Libraries Extra members can also use our e-library, as well as our physical stock.

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