UK library news

UK libraries in the news | 29 October 2018

Call for a halt to austerity which is eroding public services,

Surrey consults on libraries,

Hampshire’s Gosport Library reopens as a community hub of co-located services following refurbishment,

Worcestershire libraries consultation launches…


Morning Star: 29 October
Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up
“… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.”


Local Guardian: 29 October
Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to slash £85m
The consultations, including a consultation on libraries, open on October 30 until January 4 and can be found online on



The News: 29 October
Hampshire | New-look Gosport library shown off at grand unveiling
Gosport Library has been remodelled to include a cafe, Citizens Advice, a wellbeing centre and a register office for births and deaths.



Eversham Journal: 29 October
Future of Worcestershire’s libraries: have your say from today






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