Library closures: what can local people do? | The Information Professional |

Despite a high court ruling sanctioning library closures, many councils are finding new ways to keep them open (@Guardian covers what people can do to save their libraries...



Groups taking on libraries "need to become business-savvy and think about how to make their enterprise sustainable", says Naylor.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has promoted councils running libraries in partnership with other organisations as a way to keep them open. The LGA teamed up with the MLA last year to launch the Future Libraries Programme, an initiative helping 36 councils to trial ways of modernising services and saving money."