YOU are being asked what you think of proposals to save Somerset’s library services nearly £500,000.

The alterations could include phasing out CD loans, introducing criteria for mobile library visits, changes to the performing arts library service and tweaking the management of libraries.

A county spokesman said other topics under discussion are free internet for library users and extending the outreach services, but he stressed there are no plans to close any library buildings.

Information sessions are being held so people can learn more about the proposed changes and what they will mean for their local library, including at Bridgwater Library on December 4 from 3pm to 7pm; Williton Library on November 28, from 10.30am to 1.30pm; at Taunton Library on December 1, from 3pm to 7pm; and at Yeovil Library on November 24 from 3pm to 7pm.

You can give your views in a questionnaire by January 11 at - or at libraries or by e-mailing Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries, said: “These proposals would enable us to continue to provide a high quality library service, whilst potentially saving the council nearly £500,000.

“Library buildings will remain open for all to enjoy, but as can be seen, there are still tough decisions to make. We are keen to hear your views which will help shape our final way forward’’.

A final decision will be made in February.