Library Groups and Campaigns


If there is a library friends or campaign group in your area which does not appear in this list, please send us details via email to and we will add it.

A full list of information on the different models of libraries, listed by authority, can be found on Ian Anstice’s Public Libraries News site which you can access HERE.

Greater London

  • Libraries for Life for Londoners  (LLL) – umbrella organisation for London groups WEBSITE (checked 7/18)

 Barking and Dagenham

  • Save Robert Jeyes Library TWITTER (updated 7/18)




  • Save Bromley Libraries FACEBOOK (updated 07/18)


  • Camden Public Libraries Users Group WEBSITE (checked 7/18)
  • Friends of Belsize Community Library WEBSITE  TWITTER  EMAIL (added 7/18)
  • Friends of Chalk Farm Library FACEBOOK (added 07/18)
  • Friends of Highgate Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  EMAIL (updated 7/18)
  • Friends of Holborn Library WEBSITE (checked 7/18)
  • Friends of Queens Crescent Library WEBSITE (updated 7/18)
  • Swiss Cottage Central Library Users Group WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 7/18)
  • Friends of West Hampstead Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 7/18)


  • Save Croydon Libraries Campaign WEBSITE  TWITTER  EMAIL  PETITION (updated 7/18)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth) WEBSITE   EMAIL (updated 7/18)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth)  TWITTER (updated 7/18)



  • Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  EMAIL (updated 7/18)
  • Friends of West Greenwich Library WEBSITE (checked 7/12)




  • Friends of Islington Libraries are incorporated in Islington Society WEBSITE  EMAIL according to news article of 6/11 (updated 8/18)



  • Defend The 10  WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 8/18)
  • Friends of Carnegie Library (Herne Hill) WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Durning Library (Kennington) WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Lambeth Palace Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Minet Library – Minet Hub WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 8/18)
  • Friends of Streatham Library Group FACEBOOK  TWITTER (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Tate Library (Brixton) WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library (Vauxhall) WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 8/18)
  • Friends of West Norwood Library FACEBOOK (checked 8/18)



 Richmond Upon Thames

  • Friends of Hampton Wick Library WEBSITE  TWITTER  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Whitton Library/Junior Friends of Whitton Library FACEBOOK  EMAIL (added 08/18)

 Waltham Forest

  • St James Street Library Campaign WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 8/18)



South East



  • Friends of Burnham Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Chalfont St Giles Library WEBSITE (checked 8/18)
  • Friends of Chalfort St Peter Community Library WEBSITE (added 8/18)
  • Save Stony Stratford Library WEBSITE  YOUTUBE (updated 8/18)

 East Sussex

  • (East Sussex) Music Libraries Action Group (MULAG) WEBSITE (updated 8/18)
  • Save Ore Library Community Campaign WEBSITE (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Pevensey Bay Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Willingdon Library FACEBOOK (updated 8/18)


  • Save Hampshire Libraries PETITION (added 8/18)

 Isle of Wight





  • Surrey Libraries Action Movement (SLAM) WEBSITE  TWITTER (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Bagshot Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Cheam Library WEBSITE (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Stoneleigh Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (added 8/18)

 Windsor and Maidenhead

  • Friends of The Royal Borough (Windsor and Maidenhead) Libraries EMAIL (updated 8/18)


South West





  • Supporters of Colehill Library WEBSITE (updated 8/18)
  • Friends of Sturminster Newton Library FACEBOOK (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Swanage Library FACEBOOK  EMAIL (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Upton Library WEBSITE (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Weymouth Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  EMAIL (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Wimborne Library EMAIL (added 11/18)


  • Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries  WEBSITE  TWITTER  EMAIL (updated 8/18)
  • Supporters of Hanham Library FACEBOOK (updated 8/18)





West Midlands





  • Friends of Ellesmere Library FACEBOOK  EMAIL (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Market Drayton Library EMAIL (added 8/18)
  • Friends of Pontesbury Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 8/18)




North West

Blackburn with Darwen

  • Friends of Darwen Library WEBSITE (added /13)


  • Save Bolton Libraries FACEBOOK (added 12/12/)



  • Friends of Northwich Library
  • Our Winsford Library WEBSITE (added 06/13)


  • Adventures in Reading (added 5/13)



  • Save Adlington Library TWITTER (added 04/16)
  • Save Ansdell Library FACEBOOK  TWITTER (added 03/16)
  • Save Coppull Library TWITTER (added 03/16)
  • Save Eccleston Library TWITTER (added 03/16)
  • Save Longridge Library TWITTER (added 03/16)


  • Save Burnage Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Save Fallowfield Library on Twitter (added 3/13)
  • Save Levenshulme Baths and Library website and on Twitter ( added 3/13)
  • Save Northenden Library on Facebook and Twitter (added 3/13)
  • Northenden Library Action Group


  • ABC (Ainsdale, Birkdale and Churchtown) Library Group – Save Southport Libraries WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Ainsdale Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Birkdale Library Action Group (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Carnegie Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Churchtown Library TWITTER (checked 5/13)


  • Friends of Coppice Library FACEBOOK (added 03/15)
  • Friends of Hale Library (added 03/15)
  • Hands off Old Trafford Library (HOOT) WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (added 4/13)



North East

County Durham

  • Friends of Sedgefield Library (added 5/13)



  • Friends of Ryton Library WEBSITE (amended 10/13)


  • Friends of Marton Library (added 5/13)


  • Save Newcastle Libraries Coalition WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Jesmond Library (added 5/13)


South Tyneside

  • South Tyneside Friends (added 5/13)



Yorkshire and Humber


  • Save Bradford Libraries PETITION (updated 10/19)


  • Don’t Bulldose Our Library Campaign WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Todmorden Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)


  • Friends of Almondbury Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 04/16)
  • Protect Batley Library TWITTER  PETITION (added 8/14)
  • Friends of Cleckheaton Library FACEBOOK (added 03/15)
  • Friends of Denby Dale Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Golcar Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Heckmondwike Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PETITION (added 01/15)
  • Friends of Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre FACEBOOK (added 07/15)
  • Long Live Honley Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)


  • Friends of Rotherham Central Library
  • Friends of Maltby Library


  • Save Burngreave Library  TWITTER WEBSITE (added 05/14)
  • Save Sheffield Libraries Campaign (added 07/13)
  • Sheffield Communities Against Library Privatisation FACEBOOK  TWITTER  Petition (amended 9/13)
  • Broomhill Library Action Group (BLAG) WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER (added 5/14)
  • Friends of Ecclesfield Library WEBSITE (added 02/14)
  • Friends of Greenhill Library (added 11/13)
  • Save Totley Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 10/13)
  • Friends of Zest (Upperthorpe Library) WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 11/13)
  • Walkley Against Library Closures (added 5/13)
  • Save Walkley Library TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Walkley Library Action Group

North Yorkshire

  • Save North Yorkshire Libraries WEBSITE (added 01/15)
  • Gargrave Library Group


  • The Library Campaign (Wakefield)
  • Supporters of Outwood Library (S.O.U.L.)
  • Friends of Ossett Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Walton Library (added 5/13)


East Midlands


  • Save Our Unique Library – Glossop SOUL WEBSITE (added 5/13)



East England


Much of the list below is taken from the Cambridgshire County Council website on 26 March 2012. That site may list an email contact where there is no link to a specific Friends website.

  • Friends of Arbury Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Bar Hill Library  WEBSITE (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Barnwell Road Library
  • Friends of Chatteris Library (FROLIC) WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Comberton Area Library WEBSITE (checked 08/13)
  • Friends of Cottenham Library FACEBOOK (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Ely Library WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Great Shelford Library WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Haddenham Library WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Linton Library
  • Friends of March Library
  • Friends of Milton Road Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (updated 09/14)
  • Rock Road Library Friends FACEBOOK (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Warboys Library (FOWL) WEBSITE (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Willingham Library WEBSITE (updated 08/13)



  • Friends of Chorleywood Libraries – details available via Residents’ Association website (Updated 4/13)
  • Friends of Borehamwood Library – no longer in operation
  • We Heart Libraries – covering North Hertfordshire and Stevenage including libraries in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Stevenage (Central and Old Town) and Knebworth  WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (amended 01/14)


  • Libraries of Luton Arise WEBSITE (added 11/13)


  • Friends of Werrington Library (added 5/13)




  • Friends of Menai Bridge Library TWITTER  EMAIL (added 01/19)


  • Save Roath Library TWITTER (added 03/16)
  • Save Rumney Library FACEBOOK (added 10/14)



  • Save Criccieth Library FACEBOOK (added 07/15)


  • Friends Of Abergavenny Library Services – FOALS FACEBOOK  TWITTER(added 03/15)




  • Edzell Library Group (added 5/13)

Dumfries and Galloway

  • WIgtown Library PETITION (added 1/14)



North Larnarkshire

  • Save Newarthill Library FACEBOOK (added 1/17)
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