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Money well spent

Money well spent

Given libraries’ resilience and innovation in the lockdowns, and despite piecemeal reopening plans, physical libraries remain essential post-pandemic. Read more

Watson urges government re-think on council cuts as library stock falls

Tom Watson has called on the government to “urgently rethink” cuts to council budgets, saying it is a “scandal” the number of books stocked in... Read more

Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries

US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries. Read more

Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse

Libraries body CILIP has called for a public inquiry to investigate whether the government knowingly issued contracts for the delivery of public services to a... Read more

Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers

Derby city council intends to transfer 11 libraries over to volunteers in a bid to save £648,000 - but campaigners say this is the same... Read more

New libraries minister stresses community action

New libraries minister Rob Wilson has said his existing role as minister for civil society "overlaps" with his new libraries brief, both in the aim... Read more

Campaigners host 'pop up library' in Lambeth

To coincide with a council-run exhibition about the future of Carnegie Library in London's Lambeth, campaigners created a "pop-up" library to recreate "some of the... 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

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

Carnegie Library occupation ends after 10 days

The occupation of Carnegie Library has ended after 10 days. The protest, which began on Thursday 31st March, officially came to an end on Saturday... Read more

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