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Libraries should not operate in isolation. Our vision sees them as an integrating force acting alongside a whole range of organisations and services promoting culture, knowledge and information, all of which help to forge social and cultural identity and community cohesion.

The City of Culture constitutes a catalyst for cultural excellence and presents an unparalleled opportunity for Hull’s libraries to take the lead in developing a collaborative approach that spans the entire city. It gives libraries a unique platform from which to build connections with other channels of cultural transmission, such as our museums, theatres, performance venues, schools and colleges, the university, to create a network of interconnected, impactful openings for cultural enrichment. 

Where there is a connection between the library service and any of our museums, or with Hull Truck Theatre, or Artlink, for example, the impact is significant. 

What new potential could be explored and exploited if such collaboration were to be extended?

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