Art of Libraries is an exciting test project aiming to develop libraries as hubs for introducing arts and culture to children and young people.
Value of libraries
‘Libraries are like a map.’
Envisioning the library of the future Phase 3: Understanding what people value about libraries, Arts Council England
'88% of librarians feel that their role is to improve equality by supporting people in the community'
Library staff views: A review of UK libraries by Axiell 2017
'People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.'
UK Library funding 2018
Headline statistics on library funding in the UK from CIPFA and Libraries NI for 2017/18.
Library activity in England 2018
Headline statistics on library activity in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2017-18.
Library users in England 2018
Headline statistics on library users in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2017-18.