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.'

Saul Bellow



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UK Library funding 2018

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



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Library activity in England 2018

Headline statistics on library activity in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2017-18.



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Library users in England 2018

Headline statistics on library users in England from the DCMS Taking Part survey, 2017-18.









Case Studies