Libraries

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, youth clubs, education and homelessness outreach are some of the services impacted by public spending cuts since 2010

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

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

Libraries have become known as a haven for people looking to escape the cold, now they can do the same in heatwaves, writes librarian Ian Anstice.

‘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

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

Libraries can save us – on book days and every day

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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

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

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Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries
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Blackadder actor blasts cunning plan to close Bristol libraries

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