Latest CIPFA stats reveal yet more library closures and book loan falls

A familiar picture of declining spending on UK public libraries, with yet more library closures and staff cuts, and continuing drops in library visits and book loan numbers, has been revealed in the latest library statistics compiled by CIPFA. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures

Fresh figures have shown the scale of library closures in Great Britain continues unabated, with 105 closed in the UK last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Staggering' £25m fall in libraries spending revealed

A total of 67 libraries have closed in Great Britain this year, while library funding has been slashed by £25m, figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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CIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usage

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