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Making a Difference: Libraries, Lockdown and Looking Ahead

This report into UK public library services explores their role supporting individuals and communities during lockdown and the barriers they faced during this time. It also explores their role in supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and what it would take to unleash the full potential of what public library services have to offer us all. The report identifies a number of key messages and action areas for local and national governments, sector support bodies and the sector itself.

The report draws on public polling of 2,196 UK adults carried out by Savanta ComRes on behalf of the Carnegie UK Trust, 1,196 responses to a public library staff survey and depth interviews with 22 Heads of Library Services.

Other reports in this series are:

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Accelerating Digital: Learning from a digital inclusion accelerator programme

Race Inequality in the Workforce: Analysing the state of play in the coronavirus economy

Good Work for Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Economy – summary

Good Work for Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Economy


Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Peer-to-peer learning webinar on working with communities post COVID-19

Children’s Wellbeing and the Scottish Budget

Today for Tomorrow: Wellbeing of Future Generations (UK) Bill

Creating Space Expression of Interest


Submission to the Electoral Matters Committee; Parliament of Victoria (59th Parliament) Inquiry into the Impacts of Social Media on Elections and Electoral Administration

Submission to the Forum on Information and Democracy Working Group on Infodemics

Submission to Joint Human Rights Committee: Inquiry Into Covid-19: Human Rights Implications

Response to Finance and Constitution Committee pre-Budget 2021-22 scrutiny

Supported Publications

Representation of Community and Voluntary Sector in Community Planning

Supporting digital inclusion of adults with low English language skills

Embers: Creative Placemaking for the South of Scotland

Online Harms Democracy Briefing