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UK Public Library System

Alan Gibbons’ Campaign for the Book

Set up by the children’s author, Alan Gibbons, and was formally launched in late September 2008 to fight cuts in school libraries, and to defend the place of books in libraries.

BBC News: Phone Box Library

Highlighting how a traditional Somerset red phone box has been recycled into one of the country's smallest public lending libraries with more than 100 books.

Guardian: Libraries

Library related news from The Guardian, including a map of protests and read-ins due to take place on Save our Libraries Day in February 2011.

Libraries Community Knowledge Hub

Providing a range of resources, inspiration and training for those involved in running community libraries.

Libraries Deliver

An advocacy campaign that connects people from across England in support of their libraries thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

The Library Campaign

Aims to stimulate the formation of groups of Library Friends across the UK, and campaigns politically on behalf of library services. Includes local group links and newsletter.

Local Library Services

Find the nearest library to access services such as book loans, CD rentals and internet access.

National Libraries Day

Day devoted to all types of libraries, library users, staff and supporters across the UK.

Public Lending Right

Examines PLR, which is the right for authors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries, and provides a variety of library statistics and data.

Reading Agency

A charity and development agency specialising in spreading reading through libraries. Provides information on their history and ethos, plus many resources and links for different age groups.

Society of Chief Librarians

Local government association made up of the chief librarian of each library authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Features newsletters and regional news as well as reports and meetings information.

Voices for the Library

Works to protect public libraries from the impact of spending cuts. Includes closure map, forum, information on campaigns and read-ins and statements of support.

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