Public Libraries

The Portsmouth City Library wants its Harry Potter first edition back, along with the £42,500 recent sales price

Posted 20 October 2020

A new public library branch in the Alver Municipality Library System in Norway became a reality very quickly and in the middle of the Covid pandemic.

Posted 06 October 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, both personal and professional. It has also introduced a new word into our vocabulary: Infodemic. Inoculating yourself, your library users, and your community against the Infodemic should be a vital skill for librarians worldwide.

Posted 04 August 2020

ProQuest's platform enhancements that make subscription and open access content readily searchable on the open web reveals a volume and variety of source material of benefit to students, teachers and the general public.

Posted 07 July 2020

The eight shortlists for the 2020 Nibbies have been revealed.

Posted 20 March 2020

A shortlist of eight titles for each of the Medals has been revealed.

Posted 19 March 2020

Call for submissions released; deadline mid-January 2020.

Posted 25 November 2019

The London Library is the largest independent lending library in the world.

Posted 20 November 2019

Aim is to provide links between citations and digital content.

Posted 02 November 2019

Using free software librarians in Sweden asked users to immerse themselves in a virtual environment and create 'a perfect library'.

Posted 06 October 2019

2019 sees the 40th anniversary of Public Lending Rights (PLR) in the UK.

Posted 02 October 2019

The National Book Foundation has announced the category lists for its 70th annual awards ceremony.

Posted 22 September 2019

The new site will surface archived content and clips that have a topical appeal. 

Posted 20 September 2019

New Pearson report gathers opinions of 11,000 learners in 19 countries.

Posted 20 September 2019

The long school holidays are around the corner.

Posted 04 July 2019

How quirky, you may ask. Well, the prize is called The Queen's Knickers Award.

Posted 03 July 2019

Helle Lauridsen reports from the tenth NEXT LIBRARY event, held in Aarhus, Denmark.

Posted 23 June 2019

Newly searchable database reveals real reading habits.

Posted 18 June 2019

The 2019 Best Translated Book Award winners have been announced in New York.

Posted 06 June 2019

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the US's highest honour for institutions that make exceptional contributions to their communities.

Posted 08 May 2019

International Museums Day is celebrated in May 2019. Kenn Bicknell considers the lessons libraries can learn from museums.

Posted 03 May 2019

Initiative aims to help libraries build political support and improve funding.

Posted 02 May 2019

The Bookseller and The Reading Agency are inviting submissions for the 2019 Library of the Year.

Posted 29 April 2019

Libraries matter for Europe and Europe matters for libraries. IFLA and its partners have developed a library manifesto for Europe. Here are the highlights.

Posted 26 April 2019

British Library initiative outlines plans for the Library in the north of England.

Posted 25 March 2019

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