This background report is part of the Making a Difference
series of reports into public library services’ role supporting individuals and communities during lockdown and their potential beyond this time. It summarises the findings of a UK public poll with 2,196 UK adults aged 18+ that was conducted between 31st July and 2nd August 2020. Research was carried out by Savanta ComRes on behalf of the Carnegie UK Trust. The poll covered:
- Use of the public library service pre-lockdown and during lockdown.
- The level and type of interaction with the public library service during lockdown.
- The impact of engaging with the public library service during lockdown.
- Views on reopening and restarting services.
All findings are broken down by demographic group.
Other reports in this series are: