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
New library borrowing figures from the US show how far England is lagging behind other countries because of its facilities’ falling book stocks, according to new... Read more
New figures showing the dwindling popularity of UK libraries suggest the facilities have fallen into a "trap" and a new approach is needed, campaigner Tim... Read more
Big UK publishers need to lobby councils over the importance of their libraries in a “last ditch stand” to save the service, campaigner Tim Coates... Read more
Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead.
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
A High Court has ruled that Northamptonshire County Council's bid to close 21 libraries was unlawful.
US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries.
The amount of money libraries in Great Britain are spending on books has fallen by £45.8m since 2007, deeper analysis of figures from the Chartered... Read more
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