496 libraries (436 buildings and 60 mobiles) currently under threat or recently closed (List below).

– plus 1 – Nottingham – (Carlton Road, St Ann’s and Bulwell).  I will count this as one closure on the grounds that the three will be replaced with two new libraries. Charging for computers introduced.
– minus 4 – Isle of Wight – new proposals mean 4 saved, 5 (out of 11) still under threat
– plus 5 – Carmarthenshire – five under threat (Pontyates, Pontyberem, Dafen, Tumble and Llanybydder)
Sheffield – none to close, opening hours to reduce
– minus 1 – Kirklees – 1 previously feared as under threat, council has declared none will close this year.

Several authorites have today announced there will be no library closures to. Over 30 authorities have guaranteed no closures so far for 2011, although the number that have announced no cuts in service is substantially lower. Two other things brought a smile to my face.  One was a spoof “Downfall” Hitler clip that made me laugh out loud.  I particularly liked the bit where Hitler asks all those generals who used a library recently to leave the room.  Another item was a rather impressive live music event/mini-festival to take place to protest against the biggest cuts to libraries since the Dark Ages.
Local News – this is representative and not comprehensive 
Bexley – £1m (out of £6m) cut, 5 under threat – News Shopper
Carmarthenshire – five under threat – This is South Wales
Cheshire West and Chester – no library closures – Northwich Guardian
Conwy – Schoolboy leads fight to save Penrhyn – North Wales Weekly News
Essex – opening hours cuts – Yellow Advertiser
Flintshire – Deeside residents protest in 1000 petition – Flintshire Chronicle
Gloucestershire – mystery surrounds talks with “partners” Is it Glos Police? – FoGL 
Gloucestershire – support for volunteers “seriously underestimated – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Sally Grindley adds support – FoGL
Hammersmith & Fulham – access to public records cut/suspended – Fulham Chronicle
Hertfordshire – Cuffley against near halving of it’s library’s hours – Hoddesdon News
Hounslow – Brentford Library Read-In “wonderful support” – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – protest march to take place – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – protest meeting held – Hounslow Chronicle
Hounslow – reporters take to the streets for petition – Hounslow Chronicle
Isle of Wight – lifeline offered – BookSeller
Isle of Wight – verbatim speech details new proposals – Ventnor Blog
Kirklees – none to close Examiner
Leeds – Holbeck Library closure “another nail in the coffin” Guardian (Leeds Today)
North East Lincolnshire – none to close – This is Grimsby
North Yorkshire – Easingwold closure would cut town’s lifeline – Press
North Yorkshire – Liberals (NB not Lib Dems) to propose keeping open libraries but with less hours – Gazette
Northern Ireland – Save Greystone Library – Antrim Times

Nottingham – 3 libraries threatened with closure, 2 new will be built – This is Nottingham

Warwickshire – Bidford library’s future “in balance” – Tewkesbury Ad Mag “We only got the library five years ago”
National News
17 Lib Dem Leaders compain – Coalition faces local revolt over cuts (inc. libraries) – Reuters “Rather than assist the country’s recovery by making public sector savings in a way that can protect local economies and the front line, the cuts are so structured that they will do the opposite,” the Lib Dems wrote in a letter to the Times.”
David Cameron’s literary agent protests against library closures – First Post (The Week) 
Ditch the library cuts – Socialist Worker
Grandstanding councils playing politics with front-line budgest says Pickles – 24dash 
Hilary Benn says councils have a statutory requirement to provide a quality service – DeHaviland (paywall) 
Libraries need the cash more – Financial Times (2/9ths of Bob Diamond’s bonus would save every library in North Yorkshire)
Library should not be a glorified Starbucks – Spiked (argument versus libraries being cafes/community centres)
Lib Dem grassroots turn on Government – Spectator The numerous protests outside town halls, community centres, libraries and so forth are indicative of something deeper than tribal political activism.”

LSSI webpage

Simon Hoggart’s Sketch – Guardian – “librarians, and people who work in citizens’ advice bureaux or run community centres, are going to be fired. This will leave them with loads of free time to do voluntary work in libraries, citizens’ advice bureaux and community centres.”
List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)
NB. From 2012, the MLA will be abolished – the Arts Council will take over its role for libraries with a budget of £3m rather than £13m.  Therefore, libraries start 2012 with £10m less, regardless of any further cuts.
Aberdeen – 8 (out of 16)
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 (3 from a list of 5 will go, plus one mobile) (this is the five) (£1m – 16% cut)
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open) (school library service to close)(all branch libraries under review, £200m super library being built)
Blackburn with Darwen – 1 mobile (reduced opening hours) cut, opening hours reduced, bookfund cut.
Blackpool – 2
Bolton10 (out of 16)
Brent – 6 (out of 12) (talking to private company LSSI)
Bromley – (KAB talking books cut)
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers (this article says 11)(£688k cut)
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Calderdale – Some? (£350k cut inc.12 jobs, £200k stock)
Cambridgeshire13 (36% cut in funding, £3.2m, closures down from previously reported 19) (mobile services already “slashed”) (£1.1m cut) (school library service closed)
Camden – several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Carmarthenshire – 5
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Cornwall – (23% cut, 102 hours opening lost)
Coventry – (opening hours cut, more fees)
Croydon – Up to 6 (public gets to choose which), (£690k saving)
Cumbria – (review under way, no closures yet, 3 of 6 mobile libraries closed in 2010) 
Darlington – (£250k) off budget
Derbyshire – (Opening hours to be cut)
Doncaster – (one final step needed on 21st Feb before officially confirmed) 14, (may also be taken out of council control) (over 50% cut in funding)
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. (£800k cut for libraries)
Dumfries – 7
Dundee – (to transfer to the same trust as swimming pools/basketball)
Durham – some (£1.4m cut)(or is it £1.5m?)
Ealing – some
East Sussex – (£313k cut) (less books bought)
Edinburgh – (£550k cut) 
Essex1 mobile (extensive opening hours cuts, 21 jobs to go)
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  – 10 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner (43% total cut in funding). (Cinderford saved)(revised proposals here)  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 days a week. 100 library jobs to go say UNISON, 40 FTE to go says council, inc 36 managers cut to 9, 3.5 FTE librarian posts cut (to 10)
Greenwich – (could be turned into a Trust) (school library service closed)
Hammersmith and Fulham – 2 and 1 mobile (record office to charge for access, access to be suspended) (£310k cut)
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, No extra overtime or weekend pay
Haringey – (staff cuts)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)(self-service machines to increase)
Hartlepool 2 (out of 7) to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Herefordshire – (new Ledbury Library delayed) (no branches to close but mobile library review)
Hertfordshire5 mobiles (2011 Confirmed – opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) (mobile libraries cut) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut. (£580k cut in first year, £1.4m after) (cuts confirmed) (some mobile stops saved)
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library) (may move to being in a Trust) (this report says no closures) (suggestion that professional staff are being lost – a source is needed).
Hounslow – initial plan to close 8 cancelled after public consultation, £300k cut in bookfund, some libraries may still be at risk as cuts “postponed”.
Inverclyde – some
Isle of Wight – 5 (out of 11) (£100k offered as temporary extra)
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 (School library service closed)
Kingston – (50% adult bookfund cut)
Lambeth4 branches and 2 mobiles (setting up a trust “which will give you a chance to run libraries”)
Lancashire – 2 mobile libaries (plus 16% staffing cut)
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52) – council says 20 closures are not about cuts but to make service viable.
Leicestershire – NB This information is under doubt.  I have received a call saying this article relates to Leicester.  Article, though, seems to be indicate it is Leicestershire.  No libraries are down for closure according to his article, although they could all/some be transferred to a trust or privatised (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost).
Leicestershire – (£250k cut in bookfund and hours)
Lewisham – 5 (41% cut – £800k)
Manchester – 5 (plus no libraries open on Friday or Saturday)(£394k cut) (end of homework clubs)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport – 7
Norfolk – (£1.5m over 3 yrs proposed cut inc opening hours cut, staffing cut, bookfund cut, less mobile visits)
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
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 Yorkshire24 (out of 42) to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road, surviving libraries could have funding cut to share out with any community-run libraries established. (£2.3m cut from £7.5m total)
Nottingham – 1 (3 libraries to close, 2 new ones to open) (computer use to be charged)
Nottinghamshire – (22 out of 28 libraries to have their opening hours cut, 80 FTE jobs to go, 50% off bookfund, 1 library already closed.
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – (£2m)  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 (consultation here)
Sheffield – (30% cut expected, £2.5m) (no closures, opening hours reduced)
Shropshire – 2 and 3 mobiles(reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset –  11 (out of 34) will be closed/offered to community groups over 2 years. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  25% cut in funding. Full (revised) plans here (20% cut in opening hours). Rethink on mobiles may happen – article here. Public will be asked for “voluntary contributions”.
Southampton – 2
Southend – some
Southwark – (school libray service closed)
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – 29 (out of 44) – (consultation here, £2m cut)
Sutton – (school library service to close)
Swansea – some
Thanet – some
Thurrock – (RNIB subscription ends)
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Trafford – (mobile library to be staffed by volunteers)
Wakefieldat least 2 , new central library but local closures
Walsall – 6 (30 FTE)  Count cut from 8 to 6 due to article here
Waltham Forest – some
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – (2011 Confimed)  2 and 1 mobile library confirmed . More info here. Journals stopped also, £25k off staff. £10k off reference.
Warwickshire – 16 (out of 34) (30%, £2m cut) – official report from council herespecial county map of closures here.
West Dunbartonshire – 3 (some staff losses too)
West Sussex Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Western Isles – (cuts in opening hours by one day per week and during Summer)
Westminster – (Marylebone may never reopen)
Wigan – Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – 10 (plus reductions in hours in all but one of the others) (26 FTE posts have gone in Dec 2010  inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)(cuts include a £940k library opened Dec 2010)(self-service in all)
Worcestershire – some (Pershore library to move out of town centre) , contact centres may combine with libraries

Authorities which have announced there will be no library closures (2011 financial year)
Anglesey – 4 libraries earmarked for closure have apparently been (temporarily) saved. Brighton Barking and DagenhamCheshire West and ChesterCornwall – (one stop shops moving into them, book supply being done differently to save money, no guarantee for 2012) (23% cut in library budget, 102 hours p.w. cut). Coventry (but less opening hours, fees to rise). 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. (“brutal” cuts to Exeter Record Office). Edinburgh (£550 cut) (pledge to keep open is for the lifetime of the administration). Essex(but other cuts – see list above). Haringey . HarrowHighland (but other cuts – see list above). Hillingdon.   (number of libraries actually increasing here). KirkleesLeicestershire (but opening hours and bookfund cut – £250k).  Lincolnshire. Merton – (£118k cut – 2 libraries will have reduced hours but reprieved from threatened closure). Moray – (may move to being in a Trust, another article here). Newcastle. Norfolk – (no closures but staffing cut, bookfund cut, opening hours cut, less mobile visits). North East Lincolnshire. Nottinghamshire  – no plans to close any branches but massive reductions in opening hours. Plymouth (opening hours to reduce, managers to go). Poole. Portsmouth. Southampton. Staffordshire (free internet access also retained). Sheffield (cuts in opening hours). Swindon. Trafford – (but mobile library staff will be replaced by volunteers). Windsor and Maidenhead. Wirral