521 libraries (461 buildings and 60 mobiles) currently under threat or recently closed/left council control (List below) out of 4517 in the UK (CILIP figures)
Bury – Libraries to be removed from council control
City of London – 15.9% cut to Libraries/Archibes/Art Gallery budget – opening hours cut at London
Metropolitan Archives (Saturdays and one other day) – LAGAG update (email lagagconsult@cityoflondon.gov.uk. for copy)
Northumberland – no closures, libraries “protected from cuts”
Sandwell – no libraries to close, previously thought that some would.
Surrey – scrutiny committee ignored, 11 libraries and 5 mobiles to close without further consultation – Get Surrey
Local News – all news is representative and not comprehensive
Bury – a bold gamble but a massive one – Manchester Evening News (blog) “Cash-stretched councils should think twice before being tempted into a dangerous gamble of putting a For Sale sign on everything they do.”
Derby – decision day for city – This is Derbyshire “We have not proposed the closure of all of our libraries”
Doncaster – Next Time Vote Libraries – Save Doncaster Libraries

Edinburgh – public pc access stops for a week after virus attack – Scotsman

Isle of Wight – Cllr George Brown’s library presentation at cabinet – Ventnor Blog – the DCMS is considering inviting the council, which is halving its library service, “to take part in a national study of innovative approaches to library provision”
North Yorkshire – fight continues to stop final chapter at Hunmanby – Filey Mercury “proposals for volunteers to replace professional staff were still not an acceptable means of going forward”
Somerset – campaign to save mobile libraries inc Tessa Munt MP – Burnham on Sea.com
National News
Community organisers learn power of persuasion – Guardian (inc how Goodmayes Library was saved)
Council cuts – into the eye of the storm – Daily Telegraph (discusses Eye Library in Suffolk “I heard of a Down’s syndrome child for whom it is the only place he can walk to by himself”)
Council staff volunteer for pay cuts – Channel 4 News “by slashing the wage bill, they will have to make far fewer redundancies and could protect services such as libraries and Sure Start centres.”
Diary – Independent – Anne Robinson lends support to legal challenge to save libraries
Economic slowdown – six London councils making cuts – BBC
I’d cut benefits, but we must treasure libraries says Lionel Shriver – EADT “OK, I want to see government pared back – bloody hell: 53% of the economy?! I think that’s insane! – but I think you have to be cautious about destroying institutions and even buildings that would take huge amounts of money to replace.”
Michael Morpurgo answers your questions – Guardian “I am horrified by the proposals to close libraries. Libraries are central to a civilised world and for the future of our society and our children. We all know that reading can transform people and change lives, and libraries play a vital role, especially for those children who don’t have books at home. And for old people too libraries are so important.”