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
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
Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet.
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
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
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
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
Eight libraries in West Berkshire have been temporarily saved from closure following intervention from the government.
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
The department for media, culture and sport is to appoint a new chair of Arts Council England when Sir Peter Bazalgette ends his term next... Read more