CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award is a national award open to UK-based library, information and knowledge-based services or initiatives from any sector that have a positive and demonstrable impact on their user community.

The award is organised by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and CILIP.

Recent winners include North Ayrshire's 'Appiness', 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.

  • Apply now for 2017

    We welcome entries from practitioners representing services and initiatives in any sector who can demonstrate the value added to their organisation or community through innovation, intelligent service design or best practice delivery. 

  • 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award winner

    The Library and Information Service at Norfolk County Council has won the 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award for its ‘Healthy Libraries’ initiative; a countywide programme promoting healthy living and targeting the county’s most serious health priorities through the Norfolk library network.

  • The 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award Shortlist

    Synopsis and short films of the three services shortlisted for the Libraries Change Lives Award 2016 #LCLA2016. The winner will be announced on Thursday 29 September 2016. 

  • 2015 Libraries Change Lives Award winner

    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

    The three library services shortlisted for the 2015 Libraries Change Lives award from CILIP.

  • 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 past winners and finalists.