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Use the pages below to explore some of the key ways that libraries support their communities. The information and statistics included in these pages present a strong case for the continued funding and development of libraries. You can incorporate these points into your own campaigning and advocacy.

Here are some recent key facts that may be useful. We created substantial evidence banks for our #LibrariesAreEssential and Libraries Matter campaigns, providing strong foundations for our ongoing advocacy work. You may also find helpful information on our #Library5 2019, #Library5 2020 and #LibrariesWeek 2021 campaign pages. Here we have collated social media posts shared during Libraries Week that outline the wide variety of activities happening in libraries across all sectors, demonstrating how important and essential library services are.

Please email us at if your library is doing anything that you would like to see included on our website as evidence of the vital  value of libraries.


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