Tagged: Tim Coates

Carnegie report slammed for 'avoiding the truth on libraries'

Library campaigner and former boss of Waterstones Tim Coates has slammed the Carnegie UK Trust’s most recent report as "seriously avoiding the truth of what is... Read more

UK libraries 'missing 25m books'

The UK's public libraries are missing 25 million books, according to new figures from libraries body CIPFA, although the decline in books could be worse... 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

'Heartbreaking' cuts to Swindon library service finalised

Swindon Council's scrutiny committee has passed plans to close two thirds of the town's libraries by the end of August 2017. Read more

'Staggering' £25m fall in libraries spending revealed

A total of 67 libraries have closed in Great Britain this year, while library funding has been slashed by £25m, figures from the Chartered Institute... Read more

Delay to Libraries Taskforce report 'a disgrace'

Library campaigners have expressed their intense frustration at the continued non-appearance of the Libraries Taskforce's Ambition report on a national strategy for England's public libraries.... Read more

Key ‘Brexit’ issues for the book trade

Following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, The Bookseller asked leaders in the book industry for their thoughts on the key issues that... Read more

Vaizey: Library service is not in crisis

Government minister Ed Vaizey has said "the library service is not in crisis”, whilst criticising the library closure figures claimed by campaigners and the BBC.... Read more

Concerns raised over charity model for York libraries

Libraries in York have been bolstered by a £97,000 grant from Arts Council England, but campaigners are worried their status as charities removes responsibility from... Read more

Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say

Campaigners have called for more action and less consultation concerning the threatened public library service following the publication of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce’s latest... Read more

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