Library funding in the UK 2017/18

'People often say that football and boxing are the ways out of the working class...But, for me, the library is the key. That is where the escape tunnel is. All of the knowledge in the world is there.'

Billy Connolly

‘If it wasn’t for libraries and books, I would never have learnt to read and speak in public.’

Envisioning the library of the future Phase 3: Understanding what people value about libraries, Arts Council England

Figures are for the entire UK (England, Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland unless otherwise stated.



UK Library funding 2018

Headline statistics on library funding in the UK from CIPFA and Libraries NI for 2017/18.