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Shining A Light

Our ‘Shining a Light’ report provides a unique insight into how people in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales use public libraries and what they think of them.

The report consists of:

  • Policy report which contains the lessons from the data and recommendations for policy makers, decision makers, funders and the sector
  • Data booklet which gives the data and big picture ‘headline findings’ from across all jurisdictions
  • Five Country Factsheets which show how England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are faring
  • Secondary research by Ipsos MORI which compares the findings from the Carnegie UK Trust research with those of existing research