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UK library loans lag behind US, Australia

10 July 2019
In the UK, library loans are lagging behind other countries, reports the Bookseller. According to new analysis by ex-Waterstones CEO Tim Coates, UK book loans have plummeted year-on-year since 2009–10,...

Hachette to change library ebook licensing terms

19 June 2019
In the US, Hachette will change its terms for library ebook licensing terms—the third Big Five publisher to do so in the past year, reports Publishers Weekly. From 1 July,...

UK authors rally to save Essex libraries

5 June 2019
In the UK, authors including David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson and David Baddiel are supporting a campaign to save libraries in Essex, reports the Bookseller. Of the 74 libraries in Essex...

Espoo City Library, Finland wins LBF award

13 March 2019
Espoo City Library in Finland has been awarded the library of the year award at the London Book Fair (LBF), as part of the fair's International Excellence Awards. Judges said...

Report shows 127 UK libraries closed last year

12 December 2018
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has found that 127 libraries closed in the UK last year and a continued decline in overall spending and staff levels,...

UK library wins ‘transformation’ award

5 December 2018
In the UK, Cheshire West and Chester council has been awarded the top prize at the 2018 Guardian Public Service Awards (PSA) for the transformation of its Storyhouse cultural centre,...

€98m Helsinki library to open in December

21 November 2018
In Finland, Helsinki's new public library Oodi is set to open in early December, coinciding with the country's Independence Day celebrations. Oodi, which translates to ‘ode’ in English, was commissioned as...