rows of books in a library

‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

Librarian Shazzia Rock reads to children at her library

Reading between the lines: what’s going on with our libraries?

Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?

General secretary Dave Prentis with striking members and the Barnet UNISON banner outside The Library, in Barnet, north London

Barnet library workers on strike

Dave Prentis takes support and solidarity to north London picket line in strike over plans to outsource library service

How can you run a campaign to defend a service?

Neath Port Talbot branch fought a successful campaign against library closures – so just how did they do it?

Public library service ‘hollowed out’ by job losses and cuts

UNISON backs BBC report that reveals loss of 8,000 jobs and 343 libraries in six years

The Elaines: speaking up for local libraries

Friends and fellow UNISON members Elaine Brooks and Elaine Cotterell have worked in libraries all their lives. They travelled to London to defend their passion

‘Library cuts slow down research into my local area’

A local government member tells us about the effect of cuts on his community’s archive

♡ UNISON: union members made my workplace great

As a library assistant my job is to be the first point of contact for people who come in to use the services – I look after the book stock, order new books, transfer books, advise parents on what level children’s books their child should have and more

Victories like this give us hope that the tide can turn

Of course these are tough times for public services and those who provide them – but victories like this give us hope that the tide can turn, and that the resources which have helped so many generations of working people will still be there to support generations to come.

Union campaign saves local libraries

Neath Port Talbot reverses plans to close libraries, mobile library service and museum after UNISON-organised petition

Library worker Shazzia Rock reads to a group of children

Yoga, stand-up comedy, singing children and books…

All in a day’s work for today’s librarian

Thousands say no to Neath / Port Talbot library closures

Still time to sign petition which will be handed in to Neath and Port Talbot county borough on Monday 11 January