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.

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
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.
(number of libraries actually increasing here)
Moray – (may move to being in a Trust, another article here)
Norfolk (source is comment sent to this site)