Library Reports

Reports, reviews & research about public libraries and related matters in the UK since 2010.

2017

Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 – 2017 – Cilip PMLG (Jon Davis & Jacqueline Widdowson): not a report as such but useful outline of public libraries advocacy

A review of UK libraries in 2017 – Axiell

Shining a Light: Policy Report & Country Factsheets – Carnegie UK Trust

2016

Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 – Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK – House of Lords Research Briefing

2015

Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment – The Reading Agency

Reading for pleasure: Research impact case study – Institute of Education, University College London

The Health and Welllbeing Benefits of Public Libraries: Summary – Arts Council England / SImetrica

The Health and Welllbeing Benefits of Public Libraries: Full Report – Arts Council England / SImetrica

2014

Independent Trust and Community Libraries in Wales: research into the nature of current and planned provision – Commissioned by the Welsh Government

Independent Library Report for England – Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Beyond Books: the role of enterprising libraries in promoting economic wellbeing – Carnegie UK Trust

Expert review of public libraries in Wales (report) – Welsh Government

Welsh public libraries review (review page) – Welsh Government

Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries – Arts Council England / BOP Consulting

Government response to the public consultation on the proposed abolition of the Advisory Council on Libraries – Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

Income generation for public libraries: a practical guide for library service commissioners and providers in England – Arts Council England / Locality

Public libraries: what do you think? – Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government

Public libraries in Wales – National Assembly for Wales: Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

Rural library services in England report –  Arts Council England / Locality / OPM

2013

Community libraries –  Arts Council England / Locality

Great art and culture for everyone – Arts Council England

An independent review of e-lending in public libraries in England – Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

The library of the future – Arts Council England

On permanent loan? Community managed libraries: the volunteer perspective – Women’s institute

The public library service under attack: how cuts are putting individuals and communities at risk and damaging local businesses and economies – Unison

2012

Library closures – Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Libraries: Innovation, Co-location and Partnership (policy review): Labour Party

A new chapter: public library services in the 21st century – Carnegie UK Trust

Also as part of the same report:

Australia:

The Library Dividend (Summary Report): A guide to the socio-economic value of Queensland’s public libraries

2011

Community Managed Libraries – Museums, Libraries & Archives Council

Culture, knowledge and understanding: great museums and libraries for everyone – Arts Council England

2010

The modernisation review of public libraries: a policy statement – Department for Culture, Media & Sport

 

Related areas to library provision

Arts Council England

Libraries section of Arts Council England

Carnegie Trust UK

Knowledge & Culture section of the trust and its work around libraries including:

Legislation

Public Libraries & Museums Act 1964

Please feel free to send me links to any relevant reports etc for inclusion

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