May 29, 2022

UK: Just Released: “A New Chapter – Public Library Services in the 21st Century”

A new report released by the Carnegie UK Trust.

From the News Release

The Trust argues that public libraries can’t stand still in a changing world. Library services and buildings need to respond to the challenges and opportunities of reduced public spending, the digital age, and changes in lifestyles.

Primary Materials

  • Fact Sheets For Each Jurisdiction


From the BBC:

The Carnegie UK Trust said in a report that libraries were at a “crossroads”.

The warning came as an Ipsos-Mori poll conducted for the trust suggested 76% of Scots thought libraries were still important or essential to their community.

It also suggested 61% of Scots used a library at least once in the past year.

“Half of Irish people use libraries” (via Irish Times)

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