From public to volunteer library provision in the UK: lesson to learn - one size does not fit all

Deborah Forbes, Lindsay Findlay-King, Gordon Macfadyen, Geoff Nichols

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Abstract

This paper reports on research findings on the transfer of public library services to volunteer delivery in the UK between 2014 and 2016, as a result of austerity and budget cuts by local government. The research asked two key questions: are libraries sustainable after their transfer and what lessons can be learnt from these transfers that will ensure success and sustainability? Initial findings indicate that cases in different locations vary and that 'one size does not fit all'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-355
Number of pages13
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
Volume8
Issue number3
Early online date8 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

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