Libraries seek assurances on future after lockdown success

Libraries seek assurances on future after lockdown success

Libraries proved their worth through lockdown, changing the “hearts and minds” of many councillors about their value and relevance, sector leaders have told The Bookseller. However, there are also warnings that some councils may have seen temporary closures throughout Covid as an opportunity to instigate more closures of library premises. 

Although physical library buildings had to close in March 2020, many services pivoted their services to online, sometimes creating entirely new initiatives. One in three people in the UK used libraries over lockdown, according to a 2020 Carnegie UK Trust...

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