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ALA finds highest book censorship in 20 years 

27 March 2023
In the US, the American Library Association (ALA) has found the highest ever number of attempted book bans were made during the year 2022. ALA has released data showing 1269 demands...

Essex libraries saved after public protests

17 July 2019
In the UK, Essex county council has dropped its plan to close 25 libraries, following months of protests from locals and support from authors including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson,...

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...