Libraries

Libraries give us power. The next government must trust libraries to continue delivering for communities
A long library stack shows rows of books on both left and right.
Louis Coiffait-Gunn

Libraries give us power. The next government must trust libraries to continue delivering for communities

The CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has a message for the new government
Want to rebuild the UK economy, Jeremy Hunt? Start with our beautiful public libraries
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Jo Cornish

Want to rebuild the UK economy, Jeremy Hunt? Start with our beautiful public libraries

Inside a warm bank – where Brits struggling with bills are finding shelter: 'The tea helps a lot'
A woman at a library craft class
Warm banks

Inside a warm bank – where Brits struggling with bills are finding shelter: 'The tea helps a lot'

Inside UK's 'vital' libraries providing 'warm banks' as cost of living bites and households struggle
Warm banks

Inside UK's 'vital' libraries providing 'warm banks' as cost of living bites and households struggle

Battle to save Britain's libraries as budget cuts, closures and austerity leaves future uncertain
Libraries Week

Battle to save Britain's libraries as budget cuts, closures and austerity leaves future uncertain

Robin Ince: the library is a centre of empathy we cannot afford to lose
Sheffield Central Library
Libraries

Robin Ince: the library is a centre of empathy we cannot afford to lose

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs
Autumn Statement

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs

Libraries are not just for books – they can help in heatwaves too
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Ian Anstice

Libraries are not just for books – they can help in heatwaves too

'A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it's a space to be'
Emma Jardine

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

Why Britain's economy can't afford to lose the public library
Libraries are often referred to as “the last safety net”. Image credit: Thamesmead Library / Flickr
Niall Christie

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

Libraries can save us – on book days and every day
Sean McNamara

Libraries can save us – on book days and every day

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting
Cambridge Central Library
John Bird

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting

Public Library Apparel is making a fashion statement for libraries
Public Library Apparel
Activism

Public Library Apparel is making a fashion statement for libraries

Bobby Seagull: ‘Libraries have a central role to play in a post-Covid world’
bobby Seagull 1396
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
John Bird introduces the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill in the House of 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
Bird public libraries report Orlando Gili
Books

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

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

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

Schools in Scotland are replacing library staff with their own students
group of elementary school kids and their teacher lying down while working in the library
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?
Bracknell Central Library
Guest Columnist

Peter Fellows: What are libraries for?

Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries
Tony Robinson
News

Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries

Meet the bin men who built their own library (and it wasn't rubbish!)
Ankara bin men library
News

Meet the bin men who built their own library (and it wasn't rubbish!)

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

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