Public libraries

Professionally delivered, high quality and relevant public libraries are vital. We work with politicians, the media, key organisations and the public to champion the contribution of public library services to literacy, learning, health and wellbeing, and employment. 

Public libraries - CILIP activity

We have been working hard promoting the importance of public libraries, librarians and professional library staff. We also work with key organisations such as the Society of Chief Librarians, Carnegie UK Trust, the Reading Agency and many more to further advocate the value of public libraries.

Public libraries - Briefings and resources

Reports, briefings and other resources on issues related to public libraries.

Public libraries - Get involved

With your help our advocacy work can achieve more. Get involved in CILIP's advocacy work on public libraries.

Public libraries - Policy statements

We comment on issues relevant to public libraries such as the use of volunteers in libraries.

Public libraries - Consultation responses

CILIP responds to government consultation documents in order to advocate the value of public library services.