19 Feb 2021

Wellington City Council considering selling part of central library

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 19 February 2021

The Wellington City Council's library saga has taken an unexpected turn - councillors are considering selling part of its ownership of the quake-prone library to private investors.

On top of that, the council is considering slashing the library collection's budget by 40 percent.

It comes after a long debate about the future of the library, which has been closed for almost two years.

City councillor Rebecca Matthews is fuming at the thought of privatising any part of the public library.

She spoke to Susie Ferguson.