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Library closures: the full, infuriating picture

If this map doesn't make you angry, nothing will.

Ian Anstice, who blogs at Public Library News, has provided a brilliant – if sobering – public service by mapping cuts and proposed cuts to libraries around the UK. Someone please nominate him for a Big Society Award. As he reported at the weekend, this is version two of the map; the original couldn't cope with the number of closures listed.

Fortunately, a growing number of local campaigns are appearing in our directory, such as Save Doncaster Libraries and Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries, while groups like Voices for the Library are doing great work linking them together. Please support them, and let us know if you are planning a protest.

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Update 14 June 2011: There is an updated version of the map here:


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