Value of libraries
‘Where would you go if you hadn’t got the library to come to?'
Libraries: An Essential Part of Recovery
‘Libraries allow for social mobility; they are places of possibility, opening doors in later life for many people for whom school didn’t work'
Darren Henley, Arts Council England
'Libraries are a safety net that catches people before they really begin to struggle'
Libraries in the Pandemic
Library Users in England 2020
Headline statistics on library users in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2019-20.
UK Library funding 2020
Headline statistics on library funding in the UK from CIPFA and Libraries NI for 2019/20.
Library activity in England 2020
Headline statistics on library activity in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2019-20.
Libraries in the pandemic: Evolving services to meet local need
A summary of findings from our recent Libraries in Lockdown report as well as new evidence from other organisations to demonstrate the difference that libraries made to their communities during this crisis.
Libraries: An essential part of local recovery
A local advocacy toolkit to help promote libraries as key partners in the local recovery from Coronavirus.