Public libraries services changes due to cutbacks in the UK 2012

This statistic displays the changes made to public library services since UK governmental spending cutbacks that began after May 2010. 36 percent of library employees reported more activities for children and babies.

Changes to public libraries services due to expenditure cutbacks in the United Kingdom (UK) as of November 2012*

YesNoDon't know
More activities for children and babies36.3%45.3%3.7%
More activities for young people25%54.9%4.4%
Other council services that have moved into the library24.4%38.8%7.4%
More job search and CV writing activities20.5%58.5%4.6%
More activities for older people19.9%58.7%5%
More activities for specific equality groups (e.g. BME communities)9%64.1%8.7%
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Release date

June 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2012

Number of respondents


Age group


Special properties

Full-time equivalent public library employees

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source indicates expenditure cutbacks were made starting in May 2010.
** n (valid and invalid responses) = 1,831; the valid response base varied by question.
The figures do not sum 100 percent. The source indicates that remaining responses were invalid.

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