London Closing Libraries

“Since the Coalition government took office in May 2010, there has been a concerted programme of cutbacks in local government funding and this has had a clear impact on public libraries”.
“The public library service under attack”  – UNISON report by Steve Davies, University of Cardiff

 

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London Closing Libraries, 2013

Friern Barnet Library: occupied, 2012

Friern Barnet Library: occupied, 2012

Kensal Rise Library: closed, 2013

Kensal Rise Library: Pam campaigning after closure, 2012

Kensal Rise Library: a volunteer campaigning after closure, 2012

Upper Norwood Library: under threat of closure, it’s running with severe budget cuts, 2013

Upper Norwood Library: postcard sent to the library from a customer, 2013

Upper Norwood LUpper Norwood Library: postcard sent to the library from customers

Neasden Library: closed and turned into a spiritual centre, 2013

Tokyngton Library: closed, 2013

Cricklewood Library: closed, 2013

Cricklewood Library: closed, 2013

Belsize Community Library: reopened as independent after closure, 2013

Barnham Library: closed, 2013

Wimbledon Library: change of use under study, 2013

Wimbledon Library: a detail of an art piece on the external facade of the library, 2013

Willesden Green Library: closed, 2013

Willesden Green Library: closed, 2013

Map of London libraries closed or under threat of closure (updated in 2013)