CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award is a national award which highlights transformative, profoundly life-changing initiatives developed by library staff and delivered via the library service. The award is organised by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and CILIP.

Recent winners include Northamptonshire Libraries' 'Enterprise Hubs', Surrey Libraries' Domestic Violence, How Surrey Libraries Can Help, Kent Library and Archives Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties and The City of Edinburgh’s HMP Edinburgh Library Partnership.

  • 2015 Libraries Change Lives Award winner announced

    Appiness, North Ayrshire Libraries' digital learning and esafety programme for preschoolers and parents has won the 2015 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award.

  • Libraries Change Lives: 2015 shortlist

    Watch how these libraries change lives at - Share using #LCLA2015

  • Libraries Change Lives Award past winners and finalists

    Over the years we have had some fantastic winners, doing amazing things in their communities. Here are details of the most recent winners and finalists.

  • Award criteria and eligibility

    Our judges, from the CILIP Community, Diversity and Equality Group, are keen to promote social justice through the use of library, information and knowledge services to empower people and improve their quality of life.

    We welcome entries from any sector (e.g. academic, government, public, prison and school libraries) demonstrating how you have helped to improve people's lives via a particular project, service or partnership.