The future of the government’s libraries brief has been thrown into doubt after libraries minister Rob Wilson lost his seat in Thursday’s General Election.... Read more
The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include e-books and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose... Read more
Libraries minister Rob Wilson met with Lancashire County Council this week as part of an investigation into the council’s controversial plans to close 28 libraries.... Read more
The long-awaited Ambition report for Public Libraries has been published, urging local authorities to use libraries to deliver other public services such as health, with... Read more
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
The government is to investigate plans by Lancashire County Council to close 21 libraries in a move which has been slammed as "disgraceful" by campaigners.... Read more
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
Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has been given responsibility for public libraries at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).