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Gateshead Library Support Economy and Employment Growth

Gateshead library services’ programme of work supporting jobseekers in libraries contributes to the council’s portfolio for economy and employment support.

English Libraries Support Mental Health

Suffolk libraries’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service (MHIS) supports several areas of the Suffolk county council’s joint health and wellbeing strategy. This includes aiding prevention of ill health and mental ill health by encouraging Suffolk residents to become more active, and lead healthier lives with a better understanding of the links between physical and mental health.

What Do Libraries Have to Offer English Residents?

Public libraries are a unique and valued public service. 

A 2015 online poll showed that 90% of respondents felt their library service should be protected, whether or not they themselves were a regular user.