Scoping study towards a blueprint for public library development and sustainability in England

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Year: 2019

This report, led by Libraries Connected and CILIP and funded by Carnegie UK Trust, explores the structural support that can be brought into the wider national operating environment for public libraries in England in order to ensure a confident and dynamic public library with a robust funding base.

Based on desk review, interviews and workshops with a sample of Heads of Library Services, local government officers, elected representatives, strategic national bodies and potential funders, the report details seven key strands of work that will lead to long-term and co-ordinated improvements in structural support for the sector.