Benedicte Page wonders whether the continuing decline in library services and book loans could put the future of reading in jeopardy.
The public library service has entered a phase of “rapid decline” as figures show visits have declined sharply and loans have plunged in the past... Read more
New figures show total spending on Great Britain's libraries fell by £20m in the last financial year, as Libraries Connected warned more budget reductions are... Read more
Latest figures from The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy show library loans are down 43% in the last decade in England and libraries are still... Read more
Newly released figures show there were 35 static and mobile library closures in the year to end March 2019 across England, Wales and Scotland, with... Read more
The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more
Fresh figures have shown the scale of library closures in Great Britain continues unabated, with 105 closed last year.
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
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
A new library fund for libraries has been created by professional body CILIP to help improve access to library services.