UK library news

Libraries in the news | 3 July 2017

Volunteers in Bradford seek more volunteers to run a library, GPs refer patients to libraries for books on prescription and Kathy Settle speaks of the opportunities of creating revenue streams in libraries by such as renting out desk space, working with private businesses etc.

Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 3 July
Volunteers help save Thornton Library, just yards from the birthplace of the Bronte sisters
Volunteers take on running of library threatened with closure.  Call for more volunteers.

GP online: 3 July

GPs to refer patients to libraries under long-term conditions scheme
Books on prescription

UK Authority: 3 July

Libraries to cash in on Whitehall hot desking
Renting desk space to central government agencies provides a useful income stream, conference hears from Kathy Settle, Chief Exec of Libraries Taskforce.

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