363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

The Arts Council will take over the role of the MLA with under £3 million to play with.  The National Literacy Trust fears for its funding after the stopping of funding for the BookTrust yesterday. Eric Pickles calls councils which close front-line services instead of sacking back-office staff “stupid”.  Kent reduces its full-time staffing by 83 and replaces them with over a million pounds of self-service machines. Protests up and down the country.  This has to be the most “interesting” time for public libraries for a century.

Arts Council will have only £2.6 million to take over (non-Renaissance) MLA functions – Arts Newspaper
Bury – more details on plans to close Unsworth and reduce Prestwich – Manchester Evening News
Camden – volunteers running libraries could be challenging – Swiss Cottage Courier
Dorset – closing 20 branches will result in less than a £1 million saving – Bridport News
Flintshire – 5 libraries to go are dated – The Leader and Daily Post
Gloucestershire – 200 sign petition in once day – This is Gloucestershire
Greenwich – libraries to become part of a Trust – 853blog
Hillingdon – library buildings and staffing unaffected by cuts – Uxbridge Gazette
Kent – 83 jobs to go as self-service comes in – Kent Online
Lincolnshire – cuts but no library closures for at least two years – This is Lincolnshire
Middlesbrough – children say yes to libraries in survey – Middlesbrough Council
Milton Keynes – Save Stony Stratford Library – About My Area
North Yorkshire – Campaign to save Easingwold, despite the cold – Gazette and Herald
Nottinghamshire – 30 (half of total) libraries to open for only up to 10 hours per week – Guardian
Oxfordshire – librarian’s job cannot be done by volunteers – Witney Gazette
Oxfordshire – protestor’s lobby of council –  Herald
Renfrewshire – Save Lochwinnoch Library – Youtube
Somerset – Library consultation document – Somerset Council (see Page 5 for closure list, inc “busy” Glastonbury) – put your feedback here

CILIP – what makes a good library? – CILIP
CILIP – response to end of BookStart funding – CILIP
Eric Pickles calls councils stupid if they cannot cope with the greatest cuts in history – Northern EchoHow important are books to you? – The Book Zone
Future Libraries Programme Update – MLA
Libraries are “non-statutory” – EGov Monitor
Localism Bill – key points, question over what council support will be given to those taking over libraries – Guardian
We could be the next to lose funding – National Literacy Trust

(USA) Kick Ass Librarian – LIS News (the library this was filmed in has now closed)
(USA) Libraries delivering life-saving information – ROCnow