Tagged: Libraries Connected

Many libraries now open but 72-hour quarantine rule causing 'huge pressure'

Library authorities say more than 90% of their facilities have reopened since lockdown eased, with nearly half offering browsing, though many have suffered “huge pressure” from... Read more

Low infection rate shows safety measures work, Libraries Connected says

A survey of library services shows 1.4% of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 since reopening in July, suggesting safety measures have worked, according to... Read more

Library spending fell by £20m in 2019/20 amid warnings of further cuts

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

Library lockdown success could threaten physical services, leaders warn

Heads of library services fear the success of digital and remote lending during lockdown could threaten their physical facilities, with the potential for “brutal” cuts... Read more

Library footfall down 80% on last year

Footfall at Britain's public libraries is down by about 80% on the same period last year, according to figures from library body Libraries Connected.... Read more

Pearse to hold live events for Libraries Connected

Libraries Connected has announced that author Lesley Pearse will launch its new series of virtual events. Read more

Libraries to adopt 'safety first' approach for July reopenings

Libraries are preparing to reopen on 4th July with a “safety first” approach, backed by a toolkit from Libraries Connected and a greater confidence in their digital... Read more

Lockdown surge for library membership and e-book loans

A 205% surge in e-book library loans and extra investment in digital resources during the coronavirus crisis will have a long-term effect on public libraries,... Read more

Libraries Connected launches online services round-up

Charity Libraries Connected has launched Libraries From Home, a page on its website rounding up remote services libraries across the country are delivering during the coronavirus crisis. ... Read more

Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff... Read more

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