The state of UK libraries today: an infographic

Ohoho! Saviours of the written word. We here at Nothing in the Rulebook have been on a fact-finding treasure hunt to find out what is happening in the world of UK libraries.

These fantastic buildings, which have been, for hundreds of years, the perfect sanctuary for books, too often fail to receive the recognition they deserve. While countless of famous voices, including acclaimed author, Neil Gaiman, have urged us in recent years to support our libraries, here in the UK our libraries are threatened by cuts to government spending.

Indeed, not only are 10% of existing UK libraries currently threatened with closure, the number of libraries in the UK today has fallen by almost 400 in the last 6 years.

But enough talk – we promised you an infographic! And an infographic you shall have. Here it is below!

 

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