Arts Council England’s vision for libraries
Libraries have a reach into communities that few other services possess. They support information as well as language literacy and address the digital divide. We believe the effective access to these services for local communities is of paramount importance however or whenever this access occurs. For the Arts Council, our advocacy role for libraries is an unprecedented opportunity to support our mission to achieve great art for everyone.
Art Council of England
Culture Media Sport Select Committee inquiry into library closures, January 2012