Public libraries are a valued and trusted resource at the heart of communities. They foster learning and social, cultural and economic wellbeing. But libraries cannot stand still in a changing world and many are exploring different ways of working and re-imagining the range of functions they can fulfil.
The Trust works to support the future of public libraries. We have developed an advocacy resource showcasing libraries’ contribution to wellbeing and key policy areas, and we played a leading role in the development of the first National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland. We are currently supporting leadership and innovation in public libraries through Carnegie Library Lab.