Norfolk libraries' opening hours cut planned

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Image caption The Millennium Library is the biggest in Norfolk and has more than one million visits a year

A 10% cut in Norfolk libraries' opening hours could be an option to save £1.49m from the library service budget.

Norfolk County Council is consulting with the public over the plans but has pledged to keep all its 47 libraries open.

It said one of the cost-saving options it was looking at was to cut opening hours.

The county council said it had to save £155m over three years which it blamed on government grants and rising costs.

The options for reducing opening hours that are being put forward by the library service follow consultation with library staff and are based on the times when they are least busy, the council said.

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