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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

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Shining a light – Policy Report

Shining a light – Data Booklet

Shining a light – Country Factsheet (England)

Secondary Analysis: Comparing data on the use of and attitudes towards public libraries in the UK and Ireland


Invitation to Tender Terms and Conditions

Invitation to Tender Living Wage places

What can individuals and organisations do to encourage Kinder Communities?

Twin Towns UK Application Form


Programme for Government in Northern Ireland

Realising Scotland’s Full Potential in a Digital World

Carnegie UK Trust response on priorities for the Welsh Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Carnegie UK Trust response on priorities for the Welsh Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Supported Publications

Digital Exclusion and Technology-Enabled Care in Scotland – Literature Review

A summary of recent research on everyday help and kindness

Final evaluation of the Chance to Thrive programme

Devolution as a Policy Laboratory report