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Hampshire County Council says it wants to cut the cost of providing library services.

It is consulting on several options which include closing smaller libraries and reducing the opening hours of libraries like that in Petersfield by up to a quarter.

County Councillor Seán Woodward is responsible for libraries across Hampshire and spoke to our reporter John Welsman.

Petersfield Library in the Square

Cllr Woodward says the way we use libraries is changing with fewer books and more digital engagement with library services.

He pins the blame for these cuts on central government which has reduced the funding it provides councils like Hampshire and says this leaves the council with tough choices to make.

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The consultation runs until 18 March at https://hants.gov.uk/library-consultation