Shining a light – Policy Report

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Author: Dr Jenny Peachey

Year: 2017

ISBN: 978-1909447585

This report outlines how public libraries can continue to contribute to government policy goals and improve people’s wellbeing for many years in the future. The lessons are drawn from research we conducted into library use and attitudes towards library across the UK and Ireland 2011-2016, and from the current context in which public libraries operate.

Other titles in the ‘Shining a Light’ set of reports are:

  • Data booklet: provides the data and big picture ‘headline findings’ from across all jurisdictions
  • Five Country Factsheets: shows how England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are faring
  • Secondary Research: a report by Ipsos MORI which compares our findings with existing research

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