Libraries

‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’
Opinion

‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’

Streetreads Library has launched to offer homeless people a purpose-built facility in Edinburgh. Coordinator Emma Jardine explains why the service offers a safe space that other libraries can’t.

Why Britain’s economy can’t afford to lose the public library
Opinion

Why Britain’s economy can’t afford to lose the public library

Nick Poole reiterates the importance access to books and information, making the economic case for the UK’s libraries

Libraries can save us – on book days and every day
Opinion

Libraries can save us – on book days and every day

In a post-Covid world, the case for well-funded libraries has never been stronger, writes Sean McNamara

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting
Opinion

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting

Public Library Apparel is making a fashion statement for libraries
Activism

Public Library Apparel is making a fashion statement for libraries

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Bobby Seagull: ‘Libraries have a central role to play in a post-Covid world’
News

Bobby Seagull: ‘Libraries have a central role to play in a post-Covid world’

Lord John Bird has taken the battle for library funding to the Lords
News

Lord John Bird has taken the battle for library funding to the Lords

Public Libraries – our new report shows urgent need to boost funding
Books

Public Libraries – our new report shows urgent need to boost funding

John Bird: Final chapter of Essex library campaign gives hope to all
Opinion

John Bird: Final chapter of Essex library campaign gives hope to all

Schools in Scotland are replacing library staff with their own students
Books

Schools in Scotland are replacing library staff with their own students

Sleeper hit: You can bed down for the night at Gladstone’s Library
News

Sleeper hit: You can bed down for the night at Gladstone’s Library

Peter Fellows: What are libraries for?
Opinion

Peter Fellows: What are libraries for?

Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries
News

Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries

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Fire and Fury: A President’s library
Books

Fire and Fury: A President’s library

Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival
News

Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival