240 libraries plus 16 mobiles currently under threat

New entries today are Oxfordshire (20 out of 43 libraries).  I have added two authorities where cuts were previously announced but missed from the list – Doncaster (3) – thanks to “savedoncasterlibraries” for the heads up – Bolton (up to 8) – discovered from a link found in the Doncaster article. I have amended the figure for North Yorkshire due to news article here which describes 24 library closures (already listed) plus 9 mobile libraries (not already listed). News from Bristol suggests “volunteers could be asked to run libraries”.

News from 25th and 26th Nov

Oxfordshire 20 out of 43 to close – BBC
Massive cutbacks to libraries begin – BookSeller
Sutton – Outsourcing favoured over closing – Your Local Guardian
Nottingham – 30 libraries to reduce hours – Volunteers Wanted – This is Retford
North Yorkshire – More on the closures – Malton Mercury
Bristol – Volunteers could run libraries – This is Bristol
Tony Horne column derides libraries – Newcastle Chronicle

Barking and Dagenham – In defence of Chadwell Heath – Voices for the Library
Library cuts threaten UK’s cultural heritage – Guardian
Hounslow – Rumours of Feltham Library closures rubbished – Hounslow Chronicle
Leeds – Councillors defend Rawdon Library from closure – Wharfedale Observer
Hertfordshire – Lib Dems launch campaign to defend against 30% cut in opening – sixtofix
Warrington – In defence of Grappenhall – Warrington Guardian
Are libraries out of date? – BBC
Kathy Lette defends libraries on Question Time – BBC (43:32)
Why not volunteers? – Library Workers for a Brighter Future