Gloucestershire cuts libraries while putting £1m into reserves; Somerset – another reprieved, more to follow?

397 libraries plus 48 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
-minus 1 – Dulverton Library (Somerset) reprieved
News
Tomorrow is a big Westminster day for libraries –  there’s a debate in Westminster Hall about the future of  libraries in the morning.  Later on in the day, Voices For The Library report that Ed Vaizey is having a meeting on the Big Society and Libraries which seems (from the agenda) to be focused mainly on how to transfer endangered ones to volunteers.  We find out also tomorrow what Somerset’s new proposals are for their library service – it seems two Somerset libraries have been reprieved already and it seems likely more will be, although details are not yet officially clear as to where the money will be found.

Getting back to today, more details on Gloucestershire suggest that there will be almost no qualified librarians or managers left (25 managers to go, 3.5 librarians meaning only 10 left) to cope with a service cut by 11 libraries. Campaigners claim Gloucestershire is putting £1m into its reserves at the same time as cutting frontline services.  This is going to not going to please the Government who have advised raiding reserves to help pay for the cuts, not adding to them.  More details on North Yorkshire suggest that the surviving 18 “core” libraries (out of 42) could have their funding cut to help support any community-run libraries that are established. 


Gloucestershire – Robin Ince supports campaign “Libraries are for everyone. Excessive bonuses and Cayman Island tax havens are not.” FoGL
Northamptonshire – residents bid for library survival – “They are cutting off a lifeline to a lot of people, people live for their books” – Evening Telegraph
Oxfordshire – protesters in song – Henley Standard TV
Southampton – Blogs about the cuts – Dolphin’s Blowhole
Wakefield – save both out libraries – Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

“Dave’s keen on the Big Society — so he should ring-fence libraries.” – Daily Mail / Janet Street-Porter

Library Day in the Life – Voices for the Library 
Like Father Like Son – Finnish Library Service (Youtube)
Long Live Libraries – White Elephant Stall

10 under threat in Wiltshire – Reprieves in Doncaster, Somerset and Merton

398 libraries plus 48 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– plus 10 – Wiltshire -plus cuts in opening hours in all but one other.
– plus 2 mobiles – Lambeth
– minus 6 – Cambridgeshire – 13 libraries under threat is 6 less than previously suggested 19.
– plus 4 – Anglesey
– minus 2 – Doncaster – 2 libraries removed from the list, 12 still under threat.
– plus 1 mobile –  Bexley – 3 (from a pool of 5) out of 12 will go, plus 1 mobile.  Previous count did not include the mobile.
– minus 1 – Somerset – Wiveliscombe has been announced as reprieved.
– minus 2 – Merton – 2 reprieved but instead have reduction in hours
NB I had inadvertently (for about 10 hours) added Swindon to the list of closing authorities – these cuts were actually done by Wiltshire.  Thank you to Shirley Burnham for pointing this out so quickly.

News
The newspapers are getting seriously behind public libraries.  The Guardian was by far the first to get on board but, in recent weeks, the Independent on Sunday has also weighed in (and here too).  The Sunday Times (no friend of public libraries in normal times) produced a long article by the creator of the Stony Stratford “Wot No Books” article (sorry, behind paywall so no link). Even the Sunday Mirror reported.. Well done to CILIP for getting a message in the Sunday Mirror.  It needs saying too that the local media have well and truly woken up to the news on their high streets – holy cow, what a load of articles about libraries listed below.

Incidentally, I should include a note on the figures being bandied around for the number of threatened libraries.  The tally this blog uses is based on the number of libraries under threat that I can trace media mentions of.  Another figure (800) is based on my tally but extrapolates from it that being the count covers around one-half of the total number of authorities, the real figure could be twice that when everything is announced.  The Mirror’s figure (around 1300) notes that the average figure of cuts is 30% and thus takes that percentage off the total number of libraries currently open in the UK.  The Independent’s figure of 600 is a mystery to me but could well be the average between my tally and that of the 800 figure.

The Stony Stratford technique of clearing libraries has clearly caught on, with Newport in the Isle of Wight facing the same tactic, this time with the added twist of the Crime section being the one deliberately cleared first.

Argyll – Rural communities will lose libraries as well as schools – For Argyll
Barking and Dagenham – libraries saved – Yellow Advertiser
Bexley – Under threat libraries revealed – News Shopper
Brent – Closing library is an attack on culture – Harrow Observer
British Library – Cuts a “disaster” for business – London Evening Standard
Bury – Shadow Minister joins battle to save libraries – Manchester Evening News
Bury – Unsworth Saved – This is Lancashire
Calderdale – £350k cut, libraries may be under threat – Halifax Courier
Cambridgeshire – 13 libraries under threat (36% cut in funding) – Cambridge News
Croydon – 320 protesters pack meeting to save Norbury, inc MP – This is Croydon Today
Croydon – Croydon libraries under threat – Croydon Guardian
Croydon – Norbury library threatened – Youtube
Doncaster – 2 branches reprieved – Save Doncaster Libraries
Dorset – Campaigners fight to save libraries – Dorset Echo
Dorset – Weymouth anger at closures – View Online
Durham – Details revealed of cuts  (£1.5m from libraries) – Durham Times
Gloucestershire – Mily’s plea not to axe library – Cotswold Journal
Gloucestershire – Voice your opinion – Stroud News and Journal
Gloucestershire – “Pathetic excuse” on library meeting – This is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – community libraries could charge for membership and loans – FoGL
Gloucestershire – “train wreck” council meeting – FoGL
Gloucestershire – “I now feel that any “public consultations” are empty processes” – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – new consultation meetings announced – FoGL
Hampshire – no extra pay for overtime and weekend working for staff – Hampshire Chronicle
Hampshire – axe taken to mobile libraries – Salisbury Journal
Hampshire – fight is on to reverse cut to mobiles – the News
Harrogate – message of support from MP – Voices for the Library
Harrogate – Join our fight to keep libraries open – Harrogate Advertiser
Hounslow – Show your support – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – Save Our Libraries, newspaper launches campaign – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – council told to think again on axing libraries – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – letter from councillors attacking closures – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – 3 Epetitions – Hounslow Council
Hounslow – Save Our Libraries – Feltham and Hounslow
Isle of Wight – Govt Minister says councils have “no excuse” if they cut services before “fat cats” – IWCP
Isle of Wight – protestors plan “mass borrow” – BBC 
Isle of Wight – Huge crowd of protest0rs clear out Newport Library –  Isle of Wight County Press
Isle of Wight – council “brought to book” – Isle of Wight Radio
Isle of Wight – library protestors in mass borrow – BBC
Kent – Library self service won’t cost jobs, well, not at Sevenoaks – This is Kent
Lambeth – 2 mobile libraries to close – Local Guardian
Leeds – A New Chapter? Library closures not publicised – COVEN
Merton – £130k cut but 2 libraries saved from closure – Your Local Guardian
Norfolk – no closures but cut in staffing, hours, bookfund, mobile visits – EDP 24
North Yorkshire – Battle to save libraries hots up – Scarborough Evening News
Oxfordshire – “You don’t know the value of what you’re looking after” says Philip Pullman (and 100s of others) to council meeting – Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire – Councillor calls authors “a vested interest”, Pullman calls councillor “desperate” – Banbury Cake
Oxfordshire – estate has a 2.5 hour volunteer library – Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire – Libraries again (The Oxford Movement) – Book Maven
Somerset – fightback in Wiveliscombe is under way – This is the West Country
Somerset – Wiveliscombe reprieved (20% cut in funding though) – This is the West Country
Somerset – “Wivey Leaks” Good news for one library, loads more to go – Alan Gibbons
Somerset – Cheddar will become a ghost village if library is lost – Weston Mercury
Suffolk – Why can Norfolk protect its libraries but we can’t?– EADT
Suffolk – DIY Libraries – Bury Free Press
Suffolk – Libraries under threat – Suffolk Free Press
Suffolk – Chief Exec defends £220k salary while axing 29 libraries – Grapevine
Warrington – Lib Dems abstain as libraries close – Warrington Guardian
Wigan – fears for library – This is Lancashire
Wiltshire – 10 libraries under threat, all others except one will have reduced hours, £500k over 2 years saving due to these closures, more than £500k spent on self-service machines – Swindon Advertiser
Wiltshire – Plea for volunteers to run libraries – BBC (compare story with this)
Wiltshire – Pewsey and Marlborough cuts in hours (Pewsey, costin £940k only opened in Dec 2010) – This is Wiltshire
Wiltshire – closures come after £35k spent on librarian uniforms, £475k on rebranding – Independent

Annihilation of the UK public library system – Andrew Emmett
Books are better than computers (official) – Daily Telegraph
Bookworm has turned – Stuck On
Bring these library threats to book – Belfast Telegraph
Ed Vaizey – Custodian of Public Libraries? – CILIP
Filming in London and Somerset “Library closure is child abuse” says Alan Bennett – BookSeller blog
Full Story – The problem with Ed Vaizey’s approach – BookSeller blog
Hands off our doors to learning – Independent
Hari Kunzru defends libraries – New Statesman
How important are libraries? – My Arse
On caring for libraries “Let no one forget that. If you want to truly appreciate the value of reading, imagine it being taken away from you. Imagine a Siberia with no library”- Professor David Crystal, president of National Literacy Association
Letters – Independent
List of the Read-Ins so far – Alan Gibbons
Local Library – a beacon of civilization – Independent
National Poet of Scotland keen on defending libraries – Herald Scotland
Noisy Library – A Poem – Peter Wyton (via FoGL)
Robin Ince defends libraries – Voices for the Library
Save our libraries – borrow a book! – Dave Cousins
Third of all libraries could close – Sunday Mirror
This week in Arts Cuts – Guardian
Top 1000 titles were loaned 40m times from libraries in 2010 – BookSeller
Vaizey rebuffs Inquiry call – BookSeller
Vital for Communities – Wales Online
Volunteer libraries will be unusable – False Economy
Watch out, our libraries are living in borrowed time – Daily Telegraph
We emptied our library in protest – CBBC Newsround (TV)
Welsh libraries are booming – Wales Online
Why I love libraries – Floor to ceiling books

The Day The BBC Discovered 395 Library Closures

394 libraries plus 45 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– minus 1 Croydon (local studies library saved)

News
This, to me, will always be the day when the BBC discovered the library closures.  Libraries were on BBC Breakfast News this morning, You and Yours (Radio Four this lunchtime) and on the 6 O’Clock News, BBC News At Ten…. The articles were not entirely what campaigners would like but I cannot remember a time when libraries were so in the public eye.  My colleague in “Voices for the Library”, Lauren Smith, did the You & Yours interview along with 11 other local radio interviews.  Ed Vaizey spoke on “You and Yours” too, although he was careful not to commit to anything at all – although it was very interesting at the end of You and Yours when he said “You have to elect councillors who believe in libraries and you have to campaign in your local area to get councillors to back their library service”.  Advocacy of the importance of advocacy campaigning straight from the mouth of the minister.

Buckinghamshire – Library chairman aids community – Amersham and Buckingham Advertiser
Buckinghamshire – Little Chalfont works, but not for all – BBC TV
Cambridgeshire – Pleas to protect libraries in poor areas from closures – Cambridge News
Cambridgeshire – library plans to go to councillors tomorrow – BBC
Croydon – local studies library saved – Croydon Guardian
Dorset – “Ad Lib” Campaign Group’s first press release – View Online
Dorset – Protests at 20 closures – Bridport News
Durham – £1.4m cut for libraries – BBC
East Sussex – less books bought – Argus
Gloucestershire – 100 library jobs to go – This is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – 12000 petition presented to full council – FoGL
Gloucestershire -Bestselling authors including poet laureate  join battle against cuts – BBC News TV
Gloucestershire – MP says cuts not as bad as Labour make out – This is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – 12000 petition forces council debate – BBC
Hampshire – Mobile Library should be saved – Portsmouth News
Hounslow – Anger at proposed closures – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – “a sore loss” – Feltham and Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – take action now – BrentfordTW8
Isle of Wight – Clear the shelves at Newport library – Isle of Wight Radio
Milton Keynes – The run on Stony Stratford – The New Yorker (yes, The New Yorker)
Oxfordshire – 200 at meeting to battle for Grove – Herald
Suffolk – Ruth Rendell and Anthony Horowitz condemn cuts – BookSeller
Suffolk – Every library is up for grabs, not just the two-thirds up for closure – EADT

“As stressed as U.S. libraries have been by the economic downturn, the crisis seems to pale in comparison to public libraries in Britain” – American Libraries
Computer game genius learnt all he knew at the library – BBC
Could Volunteers save libraries? – BBC News TV
Ed Vaizey on “You and Yours” about Libraries – BBC Radio 4
Libraries – Tom Conoboy’s Writing Blog
Libraries – a rant – Thescobe
Libraries are a free education – BBC1 Breakfast TV
Libraries set people free (Hari Kunzru on what libraries mean to him) – Voices for the Library
Library Closures on Jeremy Vine Show -BBC Radio 2 (30.15)
On Libraries – Bottled and Shelved
The Last Battle (Steve Ross blog) – BookSeller
Public Inquiry Campaign – Facebook
Radio Marathon (Lauren Smith of Voices For The Library) – Walk You Home
Save Our Libraries – Make Wealth History
Special Collections – towns will lose their distinctiveness and their memories – Collections in a cold climate
Why do we need a chief librarian to run two libraries? – BookSeller

(MUSIC) We love libraries – Sly and Reggie

Suffolk closing 27 bombshell, Barking save 5, Hampshire Bonfire Of The Mobiles

395 libraries plus 45 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– minus five – Barking and Dagenham decides to keep open five previously under threat – “We value the role of libraries in our local community and recognise community feelings about them, so we have decided to rule out any closures to make budget savings in this financial year.” said a councillor.
– plus 27 – Suffolk – have announced up to 29 out of 44 could close, I had only been aware of 2 before.
– plus 13 mobiles – Hampshire – Hampshire UNISON inform me 13 mobiles will be removed.

News
It is great to see Barking and Dagenham coming off the list of those wishing to close libraries and even greater to see a vote of confidence in them from a councillor. Words With Jam have done a interesting piece on the reality of running community libraries that everyone, MPs and councillors included, should read – especially the bit about them not being able to work everywhere.

Anglesey – joy as libraries saved – BBC
Barking and Dagenham – rules out library closures -AboutMyArea
Brent – “toughest battle yet” to save Barham – Harrow Observer (library recently refurbished at cost of £200k)
Bury – Lead singer of Elbow wants “place to dream” kept open – Bury Times
Bury – 300 protest at closure – Socialist Worker
Devon – Confirmation no libraries to close – BBC
Edinburgh – new Drumbrae Library – Guardian
Gloucestershire – UNISON says “deeply deserving” cuts may be illegal – FoGL
Gloucestershire – 12000 petition causes debate, and confusion, in council – FoGL
Gloucestershire – 10 things you may not know about Glos libraries – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Hucclecote protest – This is Gloucestershire
Isle of Wight – Islanders take to the streets to save libraries, 300 at Sandown, video of Cowes – Isle of Wight County Press
Isle of Wight – cuts worst in country – Isle of Wight County Press (yes, linking to a quote from myself)
Lewisham – Day of protest – News Shopper
Milton Keynes – MP welcomes closure of library as “imaginative, locally based” opportunity for the community – About My Area
North Yorkshire – May close all mobile libraries – Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – closure of libraries is “greater community involvement” – Darlington and Stockton Times
Oxfordshire – Meeting to discuss closure of Chinnor – ThameNews
Oxfordshire – 200 protest at Sonning Common – Henley Standard
Oxfordshire – Berinsfield forms action group to save library – Oxford Times
Somerset – Michael Eavis supports campaign – Guardian
Somerset – Quango boss angers campaigners – This is Somerset
Suffolk – 29 libraries facing the axe – EADT – council consultation is here
Suffolk – protests already starting, more to come – EADT
Wakefield – new central library being built, smaller libraries under threat – Yorkshire Evening Post
Warrington – “we have some tough times ahead of us” – Warrington Council
Warrington – Great Sankey, Grappenhall and the mobile to close – This is Cheshire
Westminster – Marylebone Library may never reopen – London Evening Standard. Depressing Pictures here
Worcestershire – contact centres could combine with libraries – Worcester News

Alan Gibbons calls for public debate on libraries – BookSeller
BookSeller launches site to fight library closures – BookSelle.  Facebook Site here
Campaign grows at 375 library closures – Independent (one of the depressing things about doing this blog is that that number so often gets updated, upwards).
Ed Miliband supports libraries – Gulf News
Ed Miliband – the campaign for libraries must be our campaign – Alan Gibbons
Julia Donaldson slams library closures – BookSeller
Gruffalo author supports campaign – VTFL
Libraries are for everyone – MLA
More library campaigns, “Evaizive” – BookSeller
Public Service Inquiry Campaign on Facebook “We want 100,000 on this group”
The reality of running a community library – Words with jam
Twitter supports libraries worldwide – Guardian

List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)
Aberdeenshire – some, (brief mention here seems to suggest all but this very unlikely)
Angus – 4 libraries closed this year (April) to be possibly replaced by a mobile.  More info here
Argyll and Bute – 3 libraries and mobile library.
Barnet – some – public consultation here
Barnsley – up to 8
Bedfordshire – 1 mobile to go
Bexley – 3
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open)
Blackburn with Darwen – (reduced opening hours)
Bolton – Up to 8
Brent – 6 (out of 12)
Bromley – (KAB talking books cut)
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers (this article says 11)
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire19 (mobile services already “slashed”) (£1.1m cut)
Camden – several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Croydon – Up to 6 (public gets to choose which) plus 1 local studies
Doncaster – 14, (may also be taken out of council control)
Dorset – up to 20 (out of 34) to close or be given to community groups  (£143k off bookfund).  Dorset is the sole council to receive an actual increase in funding for 2010/11.
Dumfries – 7
Durham – some
East Sussex – (£313k cut)
Falkirk – (transferred to Trust)
Flintshire – 5 and at least one mobile
Gateshead – some (school library service, music library, AIRS talking newspaper under threat)
Gloucestershire – Up to 18 and 6 mobiles  – 11 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner.  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 days a week (this is such a small figure I include them under “closed”), 6 mobile libraries to go.
Greenwich – (could be turned into a Trust)
Hammersmith and Fulham – 2 and 1 mobile
Hampshire – 13 mobiles (58 FTE jobs to go) (and mobile libraries cut within two miles of each branch, this report says 18FTE to go)(libraries merged with IT/property etc) Source of number of mobiles is UNISON Hampshire
Haringey – (staff cuts)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)
Hartlepool – 1 confirmed to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Herefordshire – (new Ledbury Library delayed)
Hertfordshire – (opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library) (may move to being in a Trust)
Hounslow – 8 (out of 11, £870,000 savings this year on top of £1 million in the last 18 months).
Hull – some (to merge with “customer service centres”)
Hounslow some (£869k p.a cut – reduction in hours,12 FTE to go, 1 IT skills suite closed)
Inverclyde – some
Isle of Wight – 9 (out of 11) – most serious cuts I am aware of  (consultation ends 7 Feb)
Kent some (volunteers to be asked to run some) (83 FTE to go as self-service comes in)- Isle of Thanet one of areas hardest hit
Kirklees – at least 1
Lancashire – 2 mobile libaries (plus 16% staffing cut)
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52)
Leicestershire – all libraries could be privatised, put to trust or shared (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost)
Lewisham – 5
Liverpool – some
Merton – (2 libraries will have reduced hours)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport – 7
Norfolk – (£1.2m proposed cut)
Northern Ireland – 10
Northamptonshire – 8 out of 38 may close, 2 mobile libraries to end. Cuts to management and support also.
Northumberland – some
North Ayrshire – some 
North Lanarkshire – 1 (closed March 2010)
North Norfolk – some (c. £1m reduction)
North Somerset – 1 closed, 2 proposed, volunteers may run libraries. Weston Mercury update
North Yorkshire – 24 (out of 53) to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road.
Nottingham – (80 FTE jobs to go, 75% off bookfund, 30 libraries have less opening hours – down to less than 10 hours per week) , 1 library already closed.
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – list of those under threat here, Oxford Central hours extended to 7 days per week 
Redbridge – 5 out of 12 may close, another may relocate.
Renfrewshire 1 (1 library to move into smaller sites in community centres)
Richmond – 1 (£351k cut) (service may be privatised)
Rochdale1 (some library managers to to go in first phase of cuts)
Rutland – (6 libraries to have reduced hours, staff cut)
Salford – some
Sandwell – some
Sefton – 3
Sheffield – (30% cut expected)
Shropshire – 2 and 3 mobiles(reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset –  20 (out of 34) will be offered to community groups. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  Ten other libraries will have a 10% reduction in hours. List of closures here .Consultation period ends on 14th Jan. Rethink on mobiles may happen – article here.
Southampton – 2
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – 29 (out of 44) – (consultation here)
Swansea – some
Thanet – some
Thurrock – (RNIB subscription ends)
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Wakefieldat least 2 , new central library but local closures
Walsall – 6 (30 FTE). More details here .  Count cut from 8 to 6 due to article here
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – 2 and 1 mobile library confirmed . More info here. Journals stopped also, £25k off staff. £10k off reference.
West Dunbartonshire – 3 (some staff losses too)
West Sussex Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Westminster – (Marylebone may never reopen)
Wigan – Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – (26 FTE posts have gone in Dec 2010  inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)
Worcestershire – some (Pershore library to move out of town centre) , contact centres may combine with libraries

Authorities which have announced no library closures
Anglesey – 4 libraries earmarked for closure have apparently been (temporarily) saved
Brighton
Barking and Dagenham
Cornwall – (one stop shops moving into them, book supply being done differently to save money, no guarantee for 2012)
Devon (may have reduced opening hours, less mobile stops, no new Exeter Library – although this article suggests mobile library service has improved).  BBC article confirms no closures.
Hillingdon
Hull (number of libraries actually increasing here)
Lincolnshire
Moray – (may move to being in a Trust, another article here)
Norfolk (source is comment sent to this site)
Poole
Staffordshire
Wirral 

373 libraries plus 32 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)

News
Brent- Candidate for councillor thinks libraries closures is top concern – Harrow Times

Dorset – list of the 20 libraries that could be closed – Bournemouth Echo

BookSeller launches site to oppose library closures – BookSeller

List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)
Aberdeenshire – some, (brief mention here seems to suggest all but this very unlikely)
Angus – 4 libraries closed this year (April) to be possibly replaced by a mobile.  More info here
Argyll and Bute – 3 libraries and mobile library.
Barking and Dagenham – 5
Barnet – some – public consultation here
Barnsley – up to 8
Bedfordshire – 1 mobile to go
Bexley – 3
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open)
Blackburn with Darwen – (reduced opening hours)
Bolton – Up to 8
Brent – 6 (out of 12)
Bromley – (KAB talking books cut)
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers (this article says 11)
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire19 (mobile services already “slashed”) (£1.1m cut)
Camden – several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Croydon – Up to 6 (public gets to choose which) plus 1 local studies
Doncaster – 14, (may also be taken out of council control)
Dorset – up to 20 (out of 34) to close or be given to community groups  (£143k off bookfund).  Dorset is the sole council to receive an actual increase in funding for 2010/11.
Dumfries – 7
Durham – some
East Sussex – (£313k cut)
Falkirk – (transferred to Trust)
Flintshire – 5 and at least one mobile
Gateshead – some (school library service, music library, AIRS talking newspaper under threat)
Gloucestershire – Up to 18 and 6 mobiles  – 11 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner.  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 days a week (this is such a small figure I include them under “closed”), 6 mobile libraries to go.
Greenwich – (could be turned into a Trust)
Hammersmith and Fulham – 2 and 1 mobile
Hampshire – (58 FTE jobs to go) (and mobile libraries cut within two miles of each branch, this report says 18FTE to go)(libraries merged with IT/property etc)
Haringey – (staff cuts)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)
Hartlepool – 1 confirmed to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Herefordshire – (new Ledbury Library delayed)
Hertfordshire – (opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library) (may move to being in a Trust)
Hounslow – 8 (out of 11, £870,000 savings this year on top of £1 million in the last 18 months).
Hull – some (to merge with “customer service centres”)
Hounslow some (£869k p.a cut – reduction in hours,12 FTE to go, 1 IT skills suite closed)
Inverclyde – some
Isle of Wight – 9 (out of 11) – most serious I am aware of, consultation ends 7 Feb
Kent some (volunteers to be asked to run some) (83 FTE to go as self-service comes in)- Isle of Thanet one of areas hardest hit
Kirklees – at least 1
Lancashire – 2 mobile libaries (plus 16% staffing cut)
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52)
Leicestershire – all libraries could be privatised, put to trust or shared (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost)
Lewisham – 5
Liverpool – some
Merton – (2 libraries will have reduced hours)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport – 7
Norfolk – (£1.2m proposed cut)
Northern Ireland – 10
Northamptonshire – 8 out of 38 may close, 2 mobile libraries to end. Cuts to management and support also.
Northumberland – some
North Ayrshire – some 
North Lanarkshire – 1 (closed March 2010)
North Norfolk – some (c. £1m reduction)
North Somerset – 1 closed, 2 proposed, volunteers may run libraries. Weston Mercury update
North Yorkshire – 24 (out of 53) to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road.
Nottingham – (80 FTE jobs to go, 75% off bookfund, 30 libraries have less opening hours – down to less than 10 hours per week) , 1 library already closed.
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – list of those under threat here, Oxford Central hours extended to 7 days per week 
Redbridge – 5 out of 12 may close, another may relocate.
Renfrewshire 1 (1 library to move into smaller sites in community centres)
Richmond – 1 (£351k cut) (service may be privatised)
Rochdale1 (some library managers to to go in first phase of cuts)
Rutland – (6 libraries to have reduced hours, staff cut)
Salford – some
Sandwell – some
Sefton – 3
Sheffield – (30% cut expected)
Shropshire – 2 and 3 mobiles(reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset –  20 (out of 34) will be offered to community groups. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  Ten other libraries will have a 10% reduction in hours. List of closures here .Consultation period ends on 14th Jan. Rethink on mobiles may happen – article here.
Southampton – 2
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – up to 2 – (one appears to Woodbridge)
Swansea – some
Thanet – some
Thurrock – (RNIB subscription ends)
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Wakefieldat least 2
Walsall – 6 (30 FTE). More details here .  Count cut from 8 to 6 due to article here
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – 2 and 1 mobile library. More info here. Journals stopped also, £25k off staff. £10k off reference.
West Dunbartonshire – 3 (some staff losses too)
West Sussex Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Wigan – Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – (26 FTE posts have gone in Dec 2010  inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)
Worcestershire – some (Pershore library to move out of town centre)

Authorities which have announced no library closures
Anglesey – 4 libraries earmarked for closure have apparently been (temporarily) saved
Brighton
Cornwall – (one stop shops moving into them, book supply being done differently to save money, no guarantee for 2012)
Devon (may have reduced opening hours, less mobile stops, no new Exeter Library – although this article suggests mobile library service has improved)
Hillingdon
Hull (number of libraries actually increasing here)
Lincolnshire
Moray – (may move to being in a Trust, another article here)
Poole
Staffordshire
Wirral 

Sunday update – More reaction to “white and middle class” comment – Stony Stratford Goes Global

373 libraries plus 32 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)

News
Following on from the Daily Mail’s attack on Roy Clare yesterday, the Guardian reports that the shadow Culture Minister has asked the Government to condemn his remarks that libraries are for the white middle classes.  He is also criticized in the leading article in the Independent and almost universally in all the comments attached to all the articles mentioned.  This is what library campaigners think of his comments.

In addition, I am also starting to see widespread impatience at Ed Vaizey’s somewhat hand’s off approach to closures.  There is even a new word – “Evaizive” – for the stock answers emanating from his office to all protesting emails/letters.

#savelibraries was a top trending topic worldwide on Twitter today – for those unaware of the joy of tweeting, I should explain that this is a major achievement and shows the importance of libraries amongst those who are very au fait with computers and who do not want them preserved in aspic.

Gloucestershire – Horrible Histories illustrator supports campaign and provides cartoon – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Campaigners smash 5000 petition target – Wilts and Glos Standard
Milton Keynes – People power empties threatened library – ABC (Australia)
Milton Keynes – “It just went mad” Emptying the Shelves at Stony – Independent
Milton Keynes – Pictures, insider description and more links on Stony campaign – About My Area
Somerset – baying crowd at meeting to save Shepton Mallet Library – Shepton Mallet People
Somerset – Glastonbury “protest festival” – BookSeller
Suffolk – Save Leiston Library 
Worcestershire – trying to keep Pershore Library at the heart of the community – Worcester News

Books for all, not just the wealthy – leading article in the Independent
Keep on campaigning, we’ve not won anything yet – Alan Gibbons
Overdue! The fight to save our libraries begins – Independent
#savelibraries – Use Libraries and Learn Stuff
Privileged and Middle Class? Not Us? – Lauren Smith via Alan Gibbons
Public libraries should get more, not less, funding – Scruffian
Save the libraries … and then what? – Charlotte Gore
Shadow Culture Minister asks government to condemn Roy Clare’s remarks – Guardian
Your free local public library – Laughing Garreteer

Stony Stratford Campaign clears the shelves; Any Questions; Daily Mail

373 libraries plus 32 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– plus one – Rochdale are considering closing a library promised safe six years ago

News

As far as campaigning goes, this one for Stony Stratford Library takes the biscuit (and thousands of books too), as reported on Anglia TV News. National media coverage includes the Daily Mail’s attack on Roy Clare and a full 15 minutes on Any Questions.

Bridgend – Crumbling site forces Coed Parc Library to move out due to lack of funds – Wales Online
Bury – Make library savings with fewer councillors – Bury Times
Croydon – Closing Bradmore Green would be uncivilized – This is Croydon
Dorset – £4m more cuts for council announced (20 out of 34 libraries already under threat) – BBC
East Sussex – “no ulterior motive” in putting self-service into Crowborough but £313k cut off budget – This is Sussex
Hampshire – 18 FTE to go, mobile services axed in 2 mile radius of branches – Portsmouth The News
Herefordshire – New Ledbury Library now in question – Ledbury Reporter
Highland – Libraries may move libraries into a Trust – Press and Journal
Hounslow – 8 libraries could be axed – Hounslow Chronicle
Hull – Leader Carl Minns supports libraries, even expanding them – Voices for the Library and Guardian
Inverclyde – some libraries could be closed – Herald Scotland
Isle of Wight – slash top jobs not invaluable service – Isle of Wight County Press
Isle of Wight – Council chief says 9 out of 11 to go unless other ideas given – Isle of Wight Radio
Kent – 1500 posts in council to go, self-service in libraries – This is Kent
Kirklees – use them or lose them – Huddersfield Daily Examiner
London – Boris plan to save libraries analysed a little more – BookSeller
Milton Keynes – Library emptied in closure fight – Expess and Star
Milton Keynes – Stony Stratford library shelves protest – Guardian
Milton Keynes – joining in the fight to save Stony – Save Library Jobs
Milton Keynes – Campaign to save Stony Stratford – miltonkeynes.com
Milton Keynes – Hope to save Stony Stratford library – ITV Anglia Regional News
Northamptonshire – Alan Moore joins the fight – Northampton Chronicle 
Northamptonshire – Next steps to fight to save Irchester – Evening Telegraph
North Yorkshire – Meeting to hear ideas to keep Great Ayton open – Darlington and Stockton Times
Oxfordshire – campaign clears shelves in under 3 days – Guardian
Oxfordshire – Joining in the campaign to save Stony Stratford library – Save Library Jobs
Rochdale – Middleton Junction Library facing closure – Manchester Evening News
Somerset – South Petherton rallies against closure – View from Publishing
Somerset – Highbridge library community takeover – This is the West Country
Somerset – Councillors hope for public support for Highbridge – Mercury 24
Somerset – Get there early to protest, may be no room otherwise – This is Somerset
Somerset – Ilminster Library councillor not happy – View Online
Suffolk – Save Woodbridge library – Suffolk Council Petitions
Suffolk – Town Council tries to save Needham Market library – Bury Free Press
Sutton – Carshalton Library to move into new Leisure Centre – Sutton Guardian
Walsall – Pheasey Library could be closed – This is Walsall Online

British Sea Power want to play in a library – Headphones Off
Book Trade backs call for Public Inquiry – BookSeller
Children will be the biggest victims of the cuts – FoGL
Libraries are just for the white middle class says quango chief – Daily Mail (check the comments section too)
Libraries on Any Questions – BBC Radio Four (22:30 to 31:35 – a great deal of coverage, all of it pro library – libraries are a big issue in Somerset as the many links I have added to it is testament to)
Libraries on Any Answers – BBC Radio Four (19.10 to 24.45)
Paul O’Grady and Bali Rai speak in favour of libraries – Reading Agency

Boris Johnson Saves Libraries? National Inquiry?

372 libraries plus 32 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– plus 1 and 3 mobiles – Shropshire are aiming to cut 3 mobiles (out of 5) and to close an unsuccessful community-run library.
– I did not know about the earmarked closures in Anglesey and so they were not counted on the grand total.
– minus 2 – although Walsall are cutting one-third (6) of their libraries, this is still less than the 8 previously reported
– plus 19 – Cambridgeshire – blog posting suggests up to 19 will be closed. Rumour is it could be more.
– plus 8 – Hounslow – up to 8 threatened (out of 11) with £870k cuts this year on top of £1m in the last 18 months.  Hounslow is the only privately run library service in the country.

News 
Libraries are in the news as never before.  Below is two days of coverage and it is not comprehensive – I have simply run out of time to collate.  There has been a long article on Radio Four about an inquiry into libraries.  Boris Johnson is apparently saving the libraries in London.  Just amazing. The argument for someone to shout “stop! let’s look at his nationally!” is reinforced by the announcement of the huge cuts in Hounslow and Cambridgeshire, detailed today.

I was going to dedicate a paragraph to my decision to join “Voices For The Library”
but there is not time tonight.  I hope to do them justice another day.

Aberdeen – closure of all libraries considered? (text is open to interpretation) – Herald Scotland
Anglesey – 4 libraries earmarked for closure look to be saved, temporarily – Online Mail
Buckinghamshire – Cuts unveiled but worry whether communities could run libraries – Bucks Herald
Bury – why should the children suffer? – Bury Times
Bury – “Elbow” frontman fights for Unsworth (he wrote some of his best lyrics there) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire – Residents petition to save Barnwell Road – Cambridge First
Cambridgeshire – Up to 19 to close, doubts over council survey – Friends of Arbury Library
Conwy – public not properly consulted – North Wales Weekly News
Croydon – Meeting to save library to grill councillor over “hobsons choice” strategy – Croydon Guardian
Doncaster – Protests step up, 3000 names on petition so far – The Star
Doncaster – Save our Libraries – PermaFuture
Gloucestershire – “Blackmail” claimed – This is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – “huge” crowds at meeting – This Is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – March through Stroud against library closures – Stroud News & Journal
Gloucestershire – Children will be the victims – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – Consultation meetings – Stroud News & Journal
Gloucestershire – two more consultation meetings announced – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Mily, aged 10, on why she loves her mobile library “I hope this saves the library cuts” – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Mobile libraries are a “luxury” – FoGL
Hillingdon – library expands into e-books – Hillingdon Times
Kent – Some  (volunteers to be asked to run) – Your Ashford
Lancashire – 16% cut in library staff – Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser
London – Boris Johnson to create a trust for threatened libraries – London Evening Standard
Norfolk – Cuts of £1.2m in libraries discussed  – Evening News 24
North Yorkshire – MP attacks closures plan – Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – Public meetings, asking for people to run the libraries – Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – Committee formed to keep open Gargrave – Craven Herald
North Yorkshire – Save Bilton library petition – Beta Petition and Starbeck Library
North Yorkshire – Library closures revealed – The Press
Oxfordshire – Council lets public see meeting, with security guards and police – Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire – School involved in saving Sonning Common – Get Reading
Rutland – opening hours of six libraries to be cut, staff reduced – Stamford Mercury
Shropshire – 3 (out of 5) mobile libraries to go, community run library to go – BBC News
Somerset – fight intensifies – This is the West Country
Somerset – South Petherton under threat, councillors look to Bucks examples – This is the West Country
Sussex – self-service installed in Uckfield and Crowborough – Sussex Express
Walsall – Third (6) of Walsall’s libraries to be axed -Express & Star
Walsall – Future uncertain as 6 to close, “This is not about buildings. It’s about the service” says councillor – This is Walsall Online

Campaigners urge government to stand up for libraries – BookSeller
Don’t be quiet please – Red Pepper
Guardian launches special page for libraries and arts cuts – Guardian
Library campaigners demand public inquiry – Guardian
Library cuts, hope they’re not too bad – Winstonsdad
Libraries bring poetry to life, CILIP are actively campaigning – Guardian (Letters)
Save our libraries from cuts and closures – MyVillage
Saving Public libraries (blog by Steve Ross) – BookSeller
Somerset Campaigners threaten legal action and call for a national inquiry, Michael Morpurgo – “You and Yours” BBC Radio Four (1.12 to 8.55)

The end of the beginning? Cornwall saved for now

346 libraries plus 29 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– minus 23 (!) – Cornwall – Libraries are safe in 2011 with One Stop Shops moving in and book supply being done in a different way to save money. There is no guarantee after 2011 though but this is good enough for it to be taken off the list.

News 
The numbers took a welcome dip today – Cornwall had been reported as facing a very serious cut but they are at least temporarily safe.  It is noticeable that the numbers announced after Christmas has been a lot less, with the avalanche being in November and December.  This presents some possiblities – are councils going to announce closures in February without consultation?  Are councils waiting to see what happens with the “brave and strategic” big cutters like Gloucestershire before acting themselves?  Whatever happens, I see the temporary lull and even decline in numbers, as a good sign…. and good signs are in short supply these days.

Anglesey -Library service to be reviewed – BBC News
Birmingham – Sutton Coldfield to be “forced” open (had been mothballed due to asbestos and lack of funds) – Birmingham Mail
Buckinghamshire – Council cuts run to 19 pages “on top of measures already proposed to get volunteers to run libraries” –  Buckinghamshire Advertiser
Cambridgeshire – Ask a loaded question (how the survey was biased) – Straight Statistics
Cornwall – libraries safe this year (one stop shops moving in, book sourcing savings) – Lanson Boy
Croydon – Hobson’s Choice as public told to choose which library (or more) to close – London Evening Standard
Gloucestershire – open letter to councillors – FoGL
Gloucestershire – comedian Stewart Lee backs campaign – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – Still time to have say on closures – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – Users fear future after proposed closure of Bourton Library – Cotswold Journal
Gloucestershire – meetings about closures – Wilts and Glos Standard
Hartlepool – authority writes to complain to government about cuts, inc. libraries – Hartlepool Mail
Leicestershire – To cut 1000 jobs, library review to be carried out – BBC News
North Yorkshire – Author Mike Pannett attacks closures plan (33% cut in funding in 4 years) – Gazette & Herald
North Yorkshire – Consultation meeting over library closures – Gazette & Herald
North Yorkishire – Libraries under threat (video) – Guardian
Oxfordshire – Author Colin Dexter “shocked and ashamed” at closures – BBC News
Oxfordshire – School against closure – Get Reading
Oxfordshire – three public meetings on libraries – Henley Standard
Somerset – Town council considers funding closing Highgate Library, with volunteers – Burnham-on-sea.com
Warrington – library review results and decisions made (2 libraries closed, magazines stopped, mobile library stopped, £25k off wages) – Warrington council

Call for national inquiry into the library service – The BookSeller
Library Closures – the full infuriating picture – False Economy (another mention of the map)
Mr Vaizey, in the Library, with an Axe – Guardian letters
Resources for occupying your library – The Third Estate (Warning – this is included as it is library related.  Do not occupy your library.  It is illegal.  Illegal acts cause massive negative publicity and, well, they’re illegal.  Don’t do it, is what is being said here).
Throw the book at Con-Dem Vandals – Counterfire

369 libraries plus 29 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)

News 
Anglesey -Library service to be reviewed – BBC News

Birmingham – Sutton Coldfield to be “forced” open (had been mothballed due to asbestos and lack of funds) – Birmingham Mail

Buckinghamshire – Council cuts run to 19 pages “on top of measures already proposed to get volunteers to run libraries” –  Buckinghamshire Advertiser
Croydon – Hobson’s Choice as public told to choose which library (or more) to close – London Evening Standard
Gloucestershire – Still time to have say on closures – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – Users fear future after proposed closure of Bourton Library – Cotswold Journal

Leicestershire – To cut 1000 jobs, library review to be carried out – BBC News

North Yorkshire – Author Mike Pannett attacks closures plan (33% cut in funding in 4 years) – Gazette & Herald
North Yorkshire – Consultation meeting over library closures – Gazette & Herald
Oxfordshire – Author Colin Dexter “shocked and ashamed” at closures – BBC News
Oxfordshire – School against closure – Get Reading
Somerset – Town council considers funding closing Highgate Library, with volunteers – Burnham-on-sea.com

Throw the book at Con-Dem Vandals – Counterfire

List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)
Aberdeenshire – some
Angus – 4 libraries closed this year (April) to be possibly replaced by a mobile.  More info here
Argyll and Bute – 3 libraries and mobile library.
Barking and Dagenham – 5
Barnet – some – public consultation here
Barnsley – up to 8
Bedfordshire – 1 mobile to go
Bexley – 3
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open)
Blackburn with Darwen – (reduced opening hours)
Bolton – Up to 8
Brent – 6 (out of 12)
Bromley – (KAB talking books cut)
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers (this article says 11)
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire – some (mobile services already “slashed”) (£1.1m cut)
Camden – several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Cornwall – up to 23
Croydon – Up to 6 (public gets to choose which) plus 1 local studies
Doncaster – 14, (may also be taken out of council control)
Dorset – up to 20 (out of 34) to close or be given to community groups  (£143k off bookfund).  Dorset is the sole council to receive an actual increase in funding for 2010/11.
Dumfries – 7
Durham – some
Falkirk – (transferred to Trust)
Flintshire – 5 and at least one mobile
Gateshead – some (school library service, music library, AIRS talking newspaper under threat)
Gloucestershire – Up to 18 and 6 mobiles  – 11 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner.  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 days a week (this is such a small figure I include them under “closed”), 6 mobile libraries to go.
Greenwich – (could be turned into a Trust)
Hammersmith and Fulham – 2 and 1 mobile
Hampshire – (58 FTE jobs to go) (and mobile library review)(libraries merged with IT/property etc)
Haringey – (staff cuts)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)
Hartlepool – 1 confirmed to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Hertfordshire – (opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library)
Hull – some (to merge with “customer service centres”)
Hounslow some (£869k p.a cut – reduction in hours,12 FTE to go, 1 IT skills suite closed)
Isle of Wight – 9 (out of 11)
Kent – some (83 FTE to go as self-service comes in)- Isle of Thanet one of areas hardest hit
Kirklees – at least 1
Lancashire – 2 mobile libaries (plus 16% staffing cut)
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52)
Leicestershire – all libraries could be privatised, put to trust or shared (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost)
Lewisham – 5
Liverpool – some
Merton – (2 libraries will have reduced hours)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport – 7
Northern Ireland – 10
Northamptonshire – 8 out of 38 may close, 2 mobile libraries to end. Cuts to management and support also.
Northumberland – some
North Ayrshire – some 
North Lanarkshire – 1 (closed March 2010)
North Norfolk – some (c. £1m reduction)
North Somerset – 1 closed, 2 proposed, volunteers may run libraries. Weston Mercury update
North Yorkshire – 24 (out of 53) to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road.
Nottingham – (80 FTE jobs to go, 75% off bookfund, 30 libraries have less opening hours – down to less than 10 hours per week) , 1 library already closed.
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – list of those under threat here, Oxford Central hours extended to 7 days per week 
Redbridge – 5 out of 12 may close, another may relocate.
Renfrewshire 1 (1 library to move into smaller sites in community centres)
Richmond – 1 (£351k cut) (service may be privatised)
Rochdale – (some library managers to to go in first phase of cuts)
Salford – some
Sandwell – some
Sefton – 3
Sheffield – (30% cut expected)
Shropshire – 1 (reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset –  20 (out of 34) will be offered to community groups. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  Ten other libraries will have a 10% reduction in hours. List of closures here .Consultation period ends on 14th Jan. Rethink on mobiles may happen – article here.
Southampton – 2
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – up to 2
Swansea – some
Thanet – some
Thurrock – (RNIB subscription ends)
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Wakefieldat least 2
Walsall – at least 8 (30 FTE). More details here 
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – 2 and 1 mobile library.  More info here.
West Dunbartonshire – 3 (some staff losses too)
West Sussex Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Wigan – Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – (26 FTE posts have gone in Dec 2010  inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)
Worcestershire – some (Pershore library to move out of town centre)

Authorities which have announced no library closures
Brighton
Devon (may have reduced opening hours, less mobile stops, no new Exeter Library – although this article suggests mobile library service has improved)
Hillingdon
Lincolnshire
Moray – (may move to being in a Trust, another article here)
Poole
Staffordshire
Wirral