Corporate report

Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021

Libraries Deliver: Ambition sets out the government’s and Taskforce’s vision for, and commitment to, public libraries in England and provides a focus for joint action.

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Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021

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Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 (accessible version)

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Ambition Action Plan to March 2020

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Summary brochure (see details about printing)

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Summary brochure (accessible version)

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Ambition Action plan December 2016

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Standard slides for Ambition (for use in presentations)

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Details

Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 has been published by the Libraries Taskforce following widespread consultation, and is endorsed and supported by central government and by the Local Government Association (on behalf of local government).

It sets out a bold and dynamic direction of travel for the next 5 years, describing how library services in England can help transform people, communities and society as a whole. Libraries Deliver: Ambition also provides a confirmation of how libraries support and add value to a range of local and national policy priorities and links to practical examples of existing good practice. It is supported by an action plan, saying what will happen to make the vision a reality.

DCMS issued a press notice which can be found here.

Background

The Independent Library Report for England (published on 18 December 2014) called for a national strategy which articulated what public libraries in England are and why they are a force for good for us all.

Documents

We have produced the document in a range of formats:

  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Action plan
  • Summary brochure (designed to be printed on A3 and folded in half to make an A4 size leaflet: you may need to adjust your settings if you will be printing on A4)

You can also download the diagrams from the Libraries Taskforce’s flickr site.

Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 6 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Libraries Taskforce Ambition Action Plan to March 2020 added
  2. Added standard presentation on Ambition
  3. Accessible versions of the main document, action plan and summary brochure added.
  4. First published.