Librarians take legal battle against library closures to government

17 Dec 2015

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) today announced that it was challenging the Department of Culture Media and Sport concerning its oversight of library services under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.

Part of its campaign entitled My Library My Right championing public access to quality library services, CILIP is asking the Secretary of State to issue clear statutory guidance on the duty of local authorities to provide a “comprehensive and efficient” library service under section 7 of the 1964 Act.

Eric Metcalfe is acting for CILIP. Please click here for media coverage by the Guardian.