Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:40
A group of libraries in Wales is set to receive a boost of £1m to help modernise their aging facilities.
Canton Library in Cardiff, Morriston Library in Swansea, and libraries in Cwmbran, Bridgend, Newtown and Haverfordwest are all set to benefit from the capital funding earmarked by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:41
Today, 2nd April, Cityread London is inviting the whole capital to pick up a book—the same book—and start reading. Together.
This year we’re working with Vintage Books and the acclaimed Sebastian Faulks to bring his state-of-the-nation novel,...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 08:15
Proposed cuts to Sheffield’s libraries will be debated in the city after 10,000 people signed a petition challenging the changes.
Around half of the city’s 27 libraries are at risk as the council looks to make £50m of cuts from its overall budget. The Labour-run council is looking for community groups and social...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 07:30
Biographer Michael Holroyd has described the government's compromise over the future of the Public Lending Right body as "both a relief and an irritation". He also labelled its treatment of Registrar Jim Parker as "ungenerous".
Meanwhile Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, expressed...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:40
The Government-commissioned report into library e-lending has set out the principle that e-lending should be free at the point of use and recommended that public libraries should offer e-lending remotely to their readers as well as on site.
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 11:51
The Public Lending Right (PLR) is to be run by the British Library, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced.
The day-to-day running of the scheme is to stay with the existing PLR operation in Stockton-on-Tees, with staff becoming employees of the British Library from 1st October when the changeover takes place...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 09:20
Firefighters are still at the scene of a huge library fire in south London, after working through the night to put out the blaze.
Crews are continuing to damp down Newington Library this morning (26th March) after first being called to Wansey Road at 12.30pm on 25th March.
Around 30 people were evacuated from the building,...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 08:45
A newly launched library website supported by Arts Council England and the Society of Chief Librarians has reported that 60% of people are not visiting their local libraries.
But the report has been criticised by library campaigner Desmond Clarke, who said it was "strange for the organisations behind this website to launch it...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 08:00
Five libraries look set to close in Southend after a year-long review by Southend council.
The organisation has to save £378,000 over the next three years and has announced a shake-up of library services in a bid to make the savings.
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 09:00
Newcastle City Council has approved a plan to cut its £1.2m arts grants, which will affect funding for the National Centre for Children’s Books and see libraries close.
The council approved the controversial plans as part of a decision to make £100m of savings at a meeting at Newcastle Civic Centre last night (6th...