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 TheLibraryCampaign@gmail.com 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 6/14 EA)

Barking and Dagenham

  • Save Barking and Dagenham Libraries FACEBOOK (checked 6/14 EA)
  • Save Robert Jeyes Library Facebook no longer live (updated 6/14 EA)

Barnet

  • Friends of Barnet Borough Libraries link no longer live (updated 6/14 EA)
  • East Finchley Library Users Group WEBSITE (checked 6/14 EA)
  • Save Friern Barnet Library Group WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 6/14 EA)
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Brent

Bromley

Camden

  • Camden Public Libraries Users Group WEBSITE  PETITION (updated 6/13)
  • Friends of Highgate Library WEBSITE  (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Holborn Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Queens Crescent Library
  • Friends of Regents Park Library (added 5/13)
  • Swiss Cottage Central Library Users Group WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of West Hampstead Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)

Croydon

  • Save Croydon Libraries Campaign WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PETITION (checked 11/13)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth) WEBSITE  (checked 11/13)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth) FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 11/13)

Ealing

  • Save Ealing’s Libraries Campaign WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)
  • Hanwell Community Forum Library Action (added 5/13)

Greenwich

  • East Greenwich Library Campaign – no longer active? (checked 7/12)
  • Friends of West Greenwich Library WEBSITE (checked 7/12)

Haringey

  • Hornsey Library Campaign – no longer active? (updated 6/12)
  • Friends of Reading and Education (FORE) – no longer active? (updated 6/12
  • Friends of Alexandra Park Library – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Highgate Library Action Group (Haringey) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Marcus Garvey Library – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Muswell Hill Library (amended 11/13)
  • St Ann’s Library Campaign - no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Stroud Green Library - no longer active? (12/12)

Hounslow

  • Friends of Hounslow Libraries – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Bedfont, Hanworth and Feltham Libraries – no longer active? (12/12)

Islington

  • Friends of Islington Libraries are incorporated in Islington Society WEBSITE according to news article of 06/11 (checked 11/13)

Lambeth

  • Friends of Lambeth Palace Library WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Carnegie Library (Herne Hill) WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (updated 10/13)
  • Friends of Clapham Park Library – believed to be no longer active (updated 7/12)
  • Friends of Durning Library (Kennington) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Minet Library WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library (Vauxhall) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Streatham Library Group FACEBOOK (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Tate Library (Brixton) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Streatham Vale Library (checked 11/13)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Waterloo Library (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of West Norwood Library FACEBOOK (checked 11/13)

Lewisham

  • The Users and Friends of Manor House Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Sydenham Community Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 5/13)

Merton

 Richmond Upon Thames

  • Friends of Richmond upon Thames Libraries WEBSITE (checked 01/14)

 Waltham Forest

  • St James Street Library Campaign WEBSITE (checked 5/13)

Westminster

  • Friends of Church Street Library
  • Friends of Mayfair Library

 

South East

Buckinghamshire

  • Friends of Burnham Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 06/14)
  • Friends of Chalfont St Giles Library WEBSITE (added 05/13)
  • Friends of Chalfont St Peter Community Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Little Chalfont Community Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Save Stony Stratford Library FACEBOOK (checked 05/13)
  • Friends of Winslow Library (added 5/13)

East Sussex

  • Bexhill Library Friends
  • Lewes Library Friends
  • Music Libraries Action Group (MULAG)
  • Friends of Newhaven Library (FONL)
  • Ore Library Friends
  • Rye Library Friends
  • Friends of Seaford Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Willingdon Library

Not all libraries have friends groups but further information can be found on the East Sussex Council WEBSITE (added 3/13)

Isle of Wight

  • Friends of the Isle of Wight Library Service ARTICLE (amended 01/14)
  • Save Our Libraries on the Isle of Wight WEBSITE (checked 12/12 – no entries since 3/11,  querying status)

Kent

  • Friends of Medway Libraries WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (checked 01/14)
  • Friends of Ramsgate Library (FORL)

Oxfordshire

Southampton

  • Friends of Cobbett Road Library (added 5/13)

Surrey

Windsor and Maidenhead

  • Friends Of The Royal Borough Of Windsor And Maidenhead Libraries (added 5/13)

 

South West

Bristol

  • Friends of Bristol Libraries TWITTER (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Bristol Public Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (added 11/13)

Cornwall

  • Cornwall Library Campaign
  • Friends of St Ives Library

Devon

Dorset

  • Ad Lib - Association of Friends of Dorset Libraries WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Charmouth Central WEBSITE (added 5/13)

Gloucestershire

Somerset

Swindon

 

West Midlands

Birmingham

  • Communities Against the Cuts WEBSITE (added 06/14)
  • Friends of the Library of Birmingham WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (amended 4/14)
  • West Heath Needs a Library WEBSITE (amended 06/14)

Dudley

  • Friends of Wall Heath Library

Herefordshire

Sandwell

  • Blackhouse Library User Group – Oldbury
  • Thimblemill Library Users Group

Shropshire

There are a number of friends groups associated with branches of Shropshire libraries. The link is to the County Council’s website and in turn to sites for particular branches.

Wolverhampton

 

North West

Blackburn with Darwen

  • Friends of Darwen Library WEBSITE (added /13)

Bolton

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

Bury

Cheshire

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

Halton

  • Adventures in Reading (added 5/13)

Knowsley

Manchester

Sefton

  • 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)

Wirral

 

North East

County Durham

  • Friends of Sedgefield Library (added 5/13)

Darlington

Gateshead

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

Middlesbrough

  • Friends of Marton Library (added 5/13)

Newcastle

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

Northumberland

South Tyneside

  • South Tyneside Friends (added 5/13)

Sunderland

 

Yorkshire and Humber

Bradford

  • Save Bradford Libraries PETITION (added 01/14)

Calderdale

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

Kirklees

  • Protect Batley Library TWITTER  PETITION (added 8/14)
  • Friends of Denby Dale Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Golcar Library (added 5/13)
  • Long Live Honley Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)

Rotherham

  • Friends of Rotherham Central Library
  • Friends of Maltby Library

Sheffield

  • 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

  • Gargrave Library Group

Wakefield

  • 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

Derbyshire

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

Lincolnshire

 

East England

Cambridgeshire

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)

Essex

Hertfordshire

  • 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)

Luton

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

Peterborough

  • Friends of Werrington Library (added 5/13)

Suffolk

Wales

Cardiff

  • Save Rumney Library FACEBOOK (added 10/14)

Rhondda

Scotland

Angus

  • Edzell Library Group (added 5/13)

Dumfries and Galloway

  • WIgtown Library PETITION (added 1/14)

Midlothian

Moray