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DCMS changes its name

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has changed its name to include 'digital' in order to acknowledge the evolution of the department's remit.... Read more

Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have... Read more

Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005

In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more

Swindon Council approves controversial plans to axe 10 libraries

Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet. Read more

Calls for Swindon libraries intervention

Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close... Read more

Libraries' Ambition report offers £4m fund but 'ignores the real issues'

The long-awaited Ambition report for Public Libraries has been published, urging local authorities to use libraries to deliver other public services such as health, with... Read more

Adult library usage falls 'significantly' across all groups

There has been a "significant decrease" in the proportion of adults who engage with public libraries across all demographic groups for the first time since... Read more

Library usage falls 14.3 percentage points since 2005

There has been a "significant" decrease in public library usage over the last nine years with usage falling from 14.3 percentage points since 2005, new... Read more

DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries

Eight libraries in West Berkshire have been temporarily saved from closure following intervention from the government. Read more

Vaizey accused of issuing 'flawed' figures on library closures

The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) has written an open letter condemning Ed Vaizey's use of "flawed" figures for closures and new... Read more

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