UK library news

Libraries in the news | 26 Nov 2017


Volunteers crack running a library,  just six weeks in, in South Gloucestershire,

Lambeth’s still-closed Carnegie Library,

And Lancashire plans to reopen Whalley Library….

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Libraries in the news | 24 Nov 2017


Northants rejects option to save libraries; all options include axing of at least 21,

Bath & NE Somerset save mobile library service but plan to push the running of more libraries onto volunteers, 

33 libraries in North Yorks now ‘community-managed

Bristol’s libraries have been saved – for now,

Town council agrees to fund Saturday opening of library in Pembrokeshire, 

And Staffordshire, who already has 23 volunteer-led libraries, consult again on libraries…..

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Libraries in the news | 23 Nov 2017

Lancashire’s Earby Library may reopen in community centre,

St Helens Central Library remains closed, 

CILIP and authors call for action to protect school libraries,

Three libraries in Cheshire East earmarked for closure, 

Plans to co-locate library in Hertfordshire into new arts and cultural centre,

And Southwark library named library of the year…


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Libraries in the news | 20 Nov 2017


Society of Authors urge government to protect the public library service,

Scotland trials single library card,

CILIP on the crucial role of the information profession, 

Protest in East Sussex over plans to shut Polegate Library,

Lancashire consults on library opening hours, 

Revamp of areas delivering children’s services in Chelmsford Library, Essex,

And issues getting online for Universal Credit highlighted with the closure of hundreds of public libraries….


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Libraries in the news | 17 Nov 2017

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BBC News: 17th November
Single card pilot for Scottish libraries launched 


Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 17 November
Kirklees | Yet more library cuts threaten our children’s future 
“But that has now gone. It is now pot luck whether your local library is a full service, or instead, some nice people with cast-off books donated by other nice people. Or something – almost anything – in  between.” 

“Those [DCMS] figures have made it easier for local authorities to put public libraries in the front line of public expenditure cuts and campaigners argue that the decline in library services is now one of the main factors contributing to the fall in numbers.”


Dumbarton Reporter: 17 November
New chapter for libraries as opening hours change


Clydebank Post: 17 November
West Dunbartonshire | New chapter for Clydebank libraries as opening hours change


Greenock Telegraph: 17 November
Inverclyde councillor hits out against proposal to close South West Library
http://www.greenocktelegraph.c councillor_hits_out_against_ proposal_to_close_South_West_ Library/