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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Friern Barnet Library: occupied, 2012

Friern Barnet Library: occupied, 2012

Kensal Rise Library: closed, 2013

Kensal Rise Library: Pam, a volunteer, campaigning after closure, 2012

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

Barnham Library: reopened as temporary library at Subdury Town Station, 2014

Barnham Library: a volunteer at the temporary library of Subdury Town Underground Station, 2014

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

Upper Norwood Library: an old picture of the library. Today it's under threat of closure and running with severe budget cuts, 2013

Upper Norwood Library: postcards sent to the library from customers

Upper Norwood Library: postcard sent to the library from customer

York Gardens Library and Community Centre: running with donations, 2013

The Mill Honesty Library: run by the community after a "Save the Library" campaign, 2014

Wimbledon Library: an art piece on the outside of the library wall, 2013

Willesden Green Library: closed, 2013