GLL’s deal with Lambeth explored,
More on Lancashire libraries being reinstated,
and evidence from Sydney that dropping library fines results in greater trust and return of overdue items.
Early indications that Carillion has lost the library contract in Hounslow. Will other LAs follow?
Lambeth Council accused of wasting ‘millions of pounds’ after independent scrutiny highlights Town Hall financial waste
Daily Echo: 7 July
Eastleigh | Bank site to be turned into flats and a library
The Bookseller: 7 July
Fourteen Lancashire Libraries set to reopen
The Guardian: 7 July
City of Sydney scraps library fines after trial shows reminders work better
A library user: ““Raising that level of trust between us and the library, or the local government, instills a sense of community.”