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Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Closure of the temporary exhibitions programme in the Art Gallery

Harrow Borough Council outsources the running of library services and leisure

Harrow Borough Council cabinet has agreed to outsource the running of library services and leisure management for the …

Southampton City Council proposes 300 job losses

In the 2013/14 Budget Southampton City Council has proposed the following budget cuts and job losses, some departments closed …

Southend Libraries reduced services

Five libraries in Southend on Sea to operate on a part time opening basis.

Library cuts

Trafford libraries facing cuts and redundancies. Loss of mobile library and school library service.

Hayes Library, Hillingdon

Under threat. Borough ‘committed to its library service’ is halfway through a series of refurbs, but Hayes Library may …

Fenton Library, Stoke-on-Trent

Library closed.

Broad Green Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014.

Norbury Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014.

Bradmore Green Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014.

Sanderstead Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014.

Kineton Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Bulkington Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. Villagers have been told Bulkington Library will close unless they can produce a ‘robust’ business plan to save …

Bedworth Heath Library, Warwickshire

One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Grahame Park Library, Barnet

Under threat. Existing building to be sold to raise money, library will be moved to cheaper premises.

Childs Hill Library, Barnet

Under threat. Existing building to be sold to raise money, library will be moved to cheaper premises.

Church End Library, Barnet

Under threat. Existing building to be sold to raise money, library will be moved to cheaper premises.

Friern Barnet Library, Barnet

Under threat. To be merged with North Finchley Library at Artsdepot site, existing building will be sold.

North Finchley Library, Barnet

Under threat. To be merged with Friern Barnet Library at Artsdepot site, existing building will be sold.

Melksham Library, Wiltshire

Under threat. Campaigners oppose plans to move Melksham Library out of town, possibly to the site of a new leisure centre and …

Northfields Library, Ealing

Under threat. Public consultation asks respondents if they would agree with a decision to close libraries in Hanwell, Perivale …

Perivale Library, Ealing

Under threat. Public consultation asks respondents if they would agree with a decision to close libraries in Hanwell, Perivale …

Hanwell Library, Ealing

Under threat. Public consultation asks respondents if they would agree with a decision to close libraries in Hanwell, Perivale …

Meadows Library, Sefton

To be closed every Saturday afternoon and all day on Sundays.

Aintree Library, Sefton

To be closed Thursdays and Sundays. Wednesday late opening also scrapped.

Warwick Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. May move to Shire Hall and have opening hours reduced to 35 hours per week.

Misterton Library, Nottinghamshire

Under threat. Opening hours to be reduced to nine per week.

Burnham Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat. Council has published no plans on how Burnham Library will be funded when its Big Lottery grant runs out in Nov …

Alexandra Park Library, Haringey

Will no longer open on Sundays.

Marcus Garvey Library, Haringey

Will no longer open on Sundays.

Hornsey Library, Haringey

Will no longer open on Sundays.

St Ann’s Library, Nottingham

Under threat. Will move into shared building with other council services.

Woolton Library, Liverpool

Under threat. Residents fear for Woolton Library after closure of local swimming pool.

Hampstead Garden Suburb Library, Barnet

Only Barnet Library named as at risk of closure.

Woodrow Library, Worcestershire

May close due to low usage, press singles out Woodrow Library as particularly vulnerable.

Caerau Library, Bridgend

Earmarked for closure along with Blaengarw and Nantymoel, date of closure unknown.

Nantymoel Library, Bridgend

Earmarked for closure along with Caerau and Blaengarw, date of closure unknown.

Blaengarw Library, Bridgend

Earmarked for closure along with Caerau and Nantymoel, date of closure unknown.

St James’s Library, Westminster

Set to close in Sept under plans to save £800k per annum.

West Park Library, Plymouth

One of five under threat due to £1.4m cut to libraries over three years.

Eggbuckland Library, Plymouth

One of five under threat due to £1.4m cut to libraries over three years.

Ernesettle Library, Plymouth

One of five under threat due to £1.4m cut to libraries over three years.

Southway Library, Plymouth

One of five under threat due to £1.4m cut to libraries over three years.

Stoke Library, Plymouth

One of five under threat due to £1.4m cut to libraries over three years.

Kendray Library, Barnsley

Under threat of closure.

Grimethorpe Library, Barnsley

Under threat of closure.

Priory Library, Barnsley

Under threat of closure.

Ferrier Library, Greenwich

Will be closed for demolition in 2011.

St Paul’s Cray Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Southborough Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Shortlands Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Mottingham Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Hayes Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Burnt Ash Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Penge Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Anerley Library, Bromley

May close in merger with libraries in London borough of Bexley.

Denholme Library, Bradford

Faces closure

Addingham Library, Bradford

Faces closure

Warlingham Library, Surrey

One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Kilwinning Library, North Ayrshire

Under threat. After several policy u-turns, working groups will debate future of Kilwinning and other libraries.

Bulwell Library, Nottingham

To move into shared building with other council services.

Carlton Road Library, Nottingham

Opening hours will be reduced.

Llanybydder Library, Carmarthenshire

Ordered to close 31.03.11.

Tumble Library, Carmarthernshire

Death knell sounded as one of four said to ‘poorly performing’.

Dafen Library, Carmarthenshire

Death knell sounded as one of four said to ‘poorly performing’.

Pontyberem Library, Carmarthenshire

Death knell sounded as one of four said to ‘poorly performing’.

Pontyates Library, Carmarthenshire

Death knell sounded as one of four said to ‘poorly performing’.

Carnegie Library, Lambeth

Earmarked for closure or merger as part of council commission on library service

Minet Library, Lambeth

Earmarked for closure or merger as part of council commission on library service

Waterloo Library, Lambeth

Earmarked for closure or merger as part of council commission on library service

Durning Library, Lambeth

Earmarked for closure or merger as part of council commission on library service

Miles Platting Library, Manchester

One of five known to be at risk of closure.

Barlow Moor Library, Manchester

One of five known to be at risk of closure.

Rack House Library, Manchester

One of five known to be at risk of closure.

East City Library, Manchester

One of five known to be at risk of closure.

Clayton Library, Manchester

One of five known to be at risk of closure.

New Invention Library, Walsall

Under threat. Mixed reports. Walsall Council pledged not to close any this year but in fact buildings may be closed and jobs …

Pleck Library, Walsall

Under threat. Mixed reports. Council pledged not to close any this year but in fact buildings may be closed and services …

Water Orton Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Studley Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Keresley Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Henley in Arden Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Hartshill Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Harbury Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Dunchurch Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Dordon Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Camp Hill Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Bulkington Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Binley Woods Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Bidford on Avon Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Baddesley Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Virginia Water Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Tattenhams Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Stoneleigh Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

New Haw Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Molesey Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Lingfield Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Ewell Court Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Byfleet Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Bramley Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Bagshot Library, Surrey

Under threat. One of 11 earmarked for community takeover or closure.

Highfield Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Oxford Grove Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Kingsbury Library, Warwickshire

Under threat. One of 16 libraries ‘no longer sustainable in current form’.

Castle Hill Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

High Street Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Heaton Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Bromley Cross Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Astley Bridge Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Breightmet Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat.

Yaxley Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Wotton Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if ‘partner’ to run cannot be found.

Wool Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Woodford Green Library, Redbridge

Only named library out of 5 to close.

Woodcote Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Winslow Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Wing Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Willingham Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Whinmoor Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Wheatley Library, Doncaster

Under threat. May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Weston Ryhn Community Library, Shropshire

Recommended for closure.

West Moors Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Wendover Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Watchet Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Warmsworth Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Warboys Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Ventnor Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Upper Belvedere Library, Bexley

Under threat. May be one of three that will close.

Tyldesley Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Tokyngton Library, Brent

New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as as usage is still low. Timetable for closure unknown.

Tarbet Library, Argyll & Bute

Recommended for closure.

Sydenham Library, Lewisham

Under threat. To be transferred to Eco Computer Systems.

Swinnow Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Swillington Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Swarcliffe Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure.

Sunningdale Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Summertown Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Stonesfield Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Stonehouse Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if ‘partner’ to run cannot be found.

Stokenchurch Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Standish Library, Wigan

Under threat. New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean …

Stalbridge Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Spotbrough Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

South Petherton Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

South Kirkby Library, Wakefield

Under threat. Could be taken over by community or private organisation.

Sonning Common Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Slade Green Library, Bexley

May be one of three that will close.

Shevington Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Shanklin Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Shadwell Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Scholes Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Scawthorpe Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Sawtry Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Sawston Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Sands End Library, Hammersmith & Fulham

Expected closure with books transferred to new community facility at Hurlingham and Chelsea School.

Sandown Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Rossington Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Rosneath Library, Argyll & Bute

Recommended for closure.

Rock Road Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review. Petition against possible closures now added - see below.

Richmond HIll Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Richill Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Rawdon Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Puddletown Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Priorswood Library, Somerset

Under threat. Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Preston Library, Brent

Under threat. New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as as usage is still low. Timetable for closure …

Prestbury Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if ‘partner’ to run cannot be found.

Portland Underhill Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Porlock Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Platt Bridge Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Pheasey Library, Walsall

Under threat. Mixed reports. Walsall Council pledged not to close any this year but in fact buildings may be closed and jobs …

Penrhyn Bay Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Penmaenmawr Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Painswick Library, Gloucestershire

Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Osmondthorpe Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Old Marston Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Northumberland Heath Library, Bexley

Under threat. May be one of three that will close.

North Petherton Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

North Leigh Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Niton Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Newnham Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Nether Stowey Library, Somerset

Under threat. Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Neithrop Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Nailsworth Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if ‘partner’ to run cannot be found.

Moy Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Moreton Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if ‘partner’ to run cannot be found.

Moorends Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Moneymore Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Mitcheldean Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Minchinhampton Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Milton Road Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Milborne Port Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Middlestown Library, Wakefield

Under threat. Could be taken over by community or private organisation.

Methley Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

South Norwood Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014

Matson Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Masham Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Marsh Green Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Lyneham Library, Wiltshire

Under threat. Only one named of 10 to close.

Long Crendon Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Lofthouse Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Llanfairfechan Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Llandudno Junction Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Littlemore Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Linton Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Lechlade Library, Gloucestershire

Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Lamberhead Green Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Ladyton Library, West Dunbartonshire

Closure put forward in council meeting in December 2010

Kirkstall Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Kinsley Library, Wakefield

Under threat. Could be taken over by community or private organisation.

Kinmel Bay Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Killyleagh Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Kensal Rise Library, Brent

New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as as usage is still low. Timetable for closure unknown.

Kennington Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Kells and Conner Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Ivinghoe Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Iver Heath Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Ireland Wood Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Intake Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Ince Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Ilford Central Library, Redbridge

May close in 2013 making it the sixth in Redbridge under threat.

Hunmanby Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Hope Community Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Holbeck Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Hindley Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Hester’s Way Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Hemsworth Library, Wakefield

Under threat. Could be taken over by community or private organisation.

Headington Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Harwood Library, Bolton

One of 9 under threat. See ‘Other links’ for full list.

Haddenham Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Gwernaffield Library, Flintshire

Recommended for closure.

Grove Park, Lewisham

Under threat. To be transferred to Eco Computer Systems.

Grove Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Greystone Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Great Shelford Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Great Sankey Library, Warrington

To be closed at an unspecified date along with Grapenhall and a mobile library.

Great Missenden Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Great Ayton Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Grapenhall Library, Warrington

To be closed at an unspecified date along with Great Sankey and a mobile library.

Golborne Library, Wigan

Under threat. New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean …

Gilford Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Gerrards Cross Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Gavinburn Library, West Dunbartonshire

Closure put forward in council meeting in December 2010

Gargrave Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Garden City Library, Flintshire

Recommended for closure.

Freshwater Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Flackwell Heath Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Fintona Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Farnham Common Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Faifley Library, West Dunbartonshire

Closure put forward in council meeting in December 2010

Embsay Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Edenthorpe Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

East Cowes Library, Isle of Wight

Could close or be run by volunteers.

Drighlington Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Draperstown Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Denaby Main Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out. See ‘Other links’ for details.

Deganwy Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Deddington Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Crofton Park, Lewisham

Under threat. To be transferred to Eco Computer Systems.

Cricklewood Library, Brent

New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as as usage is still low. Timetable for closure unknown.

Cowes Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Cow Close Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Cottenham Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Corfe Castle Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Comberton Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review. Petition against possible closures now added - see below.

Colehill Library, Dorset

Under threat. Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Churchtown Library, Sefton

Under threat. Closure ‘the very last resort’. Job cuts and reduced opening hours expected.

Churchdown Library, Gloucestershire

Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Chinnor Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Chickerell Library, Dorset

Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Charmouth Library, Dorset

Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Charlbury Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Shirley Library, Croydon

All of Croydon Libraries are to be privatised by 2014

Chalfont St Peter Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Cerrigydrudion Library, Conwy

Recommended for closure.

Castlefield Library, Buckinghamshire

Under threat of closure if community solution not found.

Carnlough Library, Northern Ireland

Recommended for closure.

Cardross Library, Argyll & Bute

Recommended for closure.

Carcroft Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out. See ‘Other links’ for details.

Burton Bradstock Library, Dorset

Initially earmarked for closure, Dorset council have now promised a public consultation.

Burslem Library, Stoke-on-Trent

Recommended for closure.

Bruton Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Brockworth Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Broad Lane Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Brighstone Library, Isle of Wight

Under threat. Could close or be run by volunteers.

Bream Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Bourton Library, Gloucestershire

Under threat. Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Botley Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Bostall Library, Bexley

May be one of three that will close.

Blackheath Library, Lewisham

Under threat. To be transferred to Age Exchange.

Blackbird Leys Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Bishops Lydeard Library, Somerset

Earmarked for closure in post-consultation plans.

Birkdale Library, Sefton

Closure ‘the very last resort’. Job cuts and reduced opening hours expected.

Bilton Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Bexley Village Library, Bexley

May be one of three that will close.

Bessecarr Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Berkeley Library, Gloucestershire

Earmarked to close if community cannot run.

Berinsfield Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Benson Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Bembridge Library, Isle of Wight

Could close or be run by volunteers.

Belle Isle Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Beech Hill Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Bawtry Library, Doncaster

May close in 2012 when reserve funding runs out.

Baron’s Court Library, Hammersmith & Fulham

Earmarked to close if community cannot run

Barnwell Road Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Barlby Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Barham Park Library, Brent

New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as usage is still low. Timetable for closure unknown.

Bar Hill Library, Cambridgeshire

One of 13 placed under review.

Banwell Library, North Somerset

Recommended for closure.

Bampton Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Bagillt Library, Flintshire

Recommended for closure.

Ayton Library, North Yorkshire

One of 8 under threat under new proposals

Atherton Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Aspull Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Ashton Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Armley Heights Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Allerton Bywater Library, Leeds

Recommended for closure by Leeds Council Executive Board.

Ainsdale Library, Sefton

Closure ‘the very last resort’. Job cuts and reduced opening hours expected.

Adderbury Library, Oxfordshire

One of 20 originally threatened with closure. Council has now decided to hold a consultation.

Abram Community Library, Wigan

New press report suggests 6 (rather than 15) libraries will close, but doesn’t name which. 25% cuts may mean shorter hours and …

Wilsden Library, Bradford

Closed 30th June 2011

Heaton Library, Bradford

Closed 30th June 2011

Wilford Library, Nottingham

Closed since 11.09.10.

Whifflet Library, North Lanarkshire

Closed since summer 2010.

Newtyle Library, Angus

Closed. An updated mobile service may now call in Newtyle.

New Cross, Lewisham

Closed 28.05.11.

Letham Library, Angus

Closed. An updated mobile service may now call in Letham.

Heathfield Library, Richmond

Closed on 17.03.11.

Friockheim Library, Angus

Closed. An updated mobile service may now call in Friockheim.

Foggy Furze Library, Hartlepool

Closed on 02.04.11 to save local council £48,000.

Edzell Library, Angus

Closed. An updated mobile service may now call in Edzell.

Backwell Library, North Somerset

Already closed and replaced with ‘access point’ in leisure centre. £000

Neasden Library, Brent

New report states closure should go ahead despite campaigning as as usage is still low. Timetable for closure unknown.

Heath Library, Camden

Under threat. May be transferred to community ownership

South Chingford Library, Waltham Forest

Closure proposed.

Belsize Library, Camden

Under threat. May be transferred to community ownership

Harrow Green Library, Waltham Forest

Closure proposed.

Chalk Farm Library, Camden

Under threat. May be transferred to community ownership

Devon County Council staff

Over 220 people to be made redundent in the Corporate Resources Department of the authority. These jobs cover IT, Human …

Lewisham Library Service

Lewisham council voted to close 5 libraries out of 12 after a seven month consultation with a pre-determined decision.  These …

Starbeck library

local community library to be closed

Warrington Libraries

Two local libraries will close at the end of March 2011 and the mobile library service will stop.  The mobile service will be …

Penge and Anerley libraries

Bromley Council plans to merge Penge and Anerley libraries, with one of the libraries closing. The council says the merged …

Medway Council staff

Medway Council is making 157 staff redundant (in addition to 50 redundancies in 2010). This is part of a budget to save £23.5M …

Colburn library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Boroughbridge library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Bilton library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Bentham library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Bedale library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Barlby library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

Ayton Library

The council needs to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years, with the greatest savings having …

North Yorkshire County Council

The authority’s workforce, currently totalling 24,000 people, will see about 500 jobs go. Children and young people’s services …

Local Authorities in Wales

WALES’ councils are facing the toughest financial climate in years, experts have warned, as they prepare to cut more than a …

Wing Village Library

Wing Village Library serves a rural community. It is especially important for children and older people who cannot easily …

Doncaster council

The elected mayor and his cabinet have decided to close 14 libraries out of doncaster’s council 26 libraries. The save our …

Lambeth libraries

THE four libraries most under threat of closure in a borough have been revealed. Lambeth council is considering axing the …

Manchester libraries service

Manchester City Council plans to implement a variety of cuts to its library service: * review of opening hours, to save …

Miles Platting Library

Manchester City Council plans to shut Miles Platting Library, one of five libraries set for closure across the city.

Barlow Moor Library

Manchester City Council plans to shut Barlow Moor Library, one of five smaller libraries set for closure across the city.

Rack House Library

Manchester City Council plans to shut Rack House Library in Wythenshawe, one of five smaller libraries set for closure across …

East City Library

Manchester City Council plans to shut East City Library, one of five smaller libraries set for closure across the city. The …

Clayton Library

Manchester City Council plans to shut Clayton Library, one of five smaller libraries set for closure. The move follows the …

Deddington Library

Deddington Library is on the list of proposed closures drawn up by Oxfordshire County Council.

Falkirk district libraries

Falkirk Council is planning to shut all of its libraries on Saturday afternoons and reduce evening opening hours. The affected …

Wiltshire libraries

Ten villages have been told their libraries will close unless unpaid volunteers staff them, while others face reduced …

Isle of Wight libraries

Isle of Wight Council plans to shut nine of its 11 libraries. Cowes, Sandown, Ventnor and Freshwater libraries would remain …

Bristol libraries

Bristol City Council plans to cut £200k from its annual library spending during 2011/12 through a Library Services review that …

Cambridgeshire libraries

Cambridgeshire’s libraries and local studies/archives budget faces £3.2m of cuts between 2011 and 2015. 13 libraries are under …

Sefton library closures

Sefton Council is scrapping its mobile library while three Southport libraries are under threat of closure, leaving only one …

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