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
The Library Campaign has called for the government to do more to secure the facilities' future after the Covid-19 crisis.
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
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.