THE GUARDIAN : 18th December
Experts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th December
Sieghart: on the money

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th December
Government must fund digital resource for libraries, says Sieghart

FINANCIAL TIMES : 18th December
Council grant cuts ‘fair’, says coalition
Time to start fresh chapter, says report – Sieghart Report discussed

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 18th December
Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop 
Libraries must shed their old-fashioned image and become more like coffee shops with free Wi-Fi and comfy sofas, according to a report into the future of the service.

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 18th December
Councils ‘pushed to breaking point’ by new cuts

BBC News : 18th December
Public libraries should emulate coffee shops, says report 

ITV News : 18th December
Libraries on brink of ‘disaster’ told: Be more like Starbucks

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th December
The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to
brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry

THE INDEPENDENT : 17th December
EDITORIAL | Romantic fiction: A review of libraries that fails to address the real problem 
This delicate oversight ignores not so much the elephant in the room as the padlocks on the door and the boards across the window.

The Library Campaign : 18th December

Northamptonshire Telegraph : 18th December
Northants County Council boss to take charge of Government’s national library taskforce

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th December
Save Bob Lawrence Library – An open letter to Harrow Council … 

Sheffield Telegraph : 18th December
Sheffield libraries already vying to diversify

Daily Post : 18th December
Eight Gwynedd libraries under threat of closure 

Barking & Dagenham Post : 18th December
Axe swings as Barking and Dagenham’s cabinet agrees ‘savings’ drive
Valence and Thames View libraries are set to be axed

Camden New Journal : 18th December
‘Hurtling towards doomsday’ – union protests as Camden councillors prepare for £73m budget cuts 

Craven Herald : 17th December
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William Sieghart
William Sieghart
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