London Library Cuts and Closures By Borough

Barking & Dagenham: No closures.

Barnet: 2 of 6 may close.

Bexley: 3 of 5 & 1 mobile to close

Brent: 6 merging

Bromley: 8 of 15 may close. 2 may merge.

Camden: 25% cuts and 40% opening hours cuts proposed but forced u-turn pending June decision

City of London: Guildhall, City Business & London Metropolitan Libraries’ opening hours cut.

Croydon: 6 may close in 2012. 23 jobs cut. Another 26 to go.

Ealing: West Ealing, Perivale & Hanwell may close.

Enfield: 3 of 16 may close: Ordnance Road, Enfield Highway, Bullsmoor.

Greenwich: school service closed. 2nd highest reserve in country (£133m).

Hackney: All open.

Hammersmith & Fulham: Barons Court & mobile service closures

Harringey: Nornsley, Marcus, Garvey, Alexandra Park close on Saturdays.

Harrow: 34 jobs cut.

Havering: 50 jobs cut.

Hillingdon: Vowed to protect libraries.

Hounslow: 8 closures stopped by public consultation. £300k bookend cut.

Islington: No closures. May become trust to save £500k tax

Kensington & Chelsea: May merge with Westminster, Hammershith & Fulham

Kingston: 50% adult bookend cut

Lambeth: 4 of 11 & 2 mobiles to close plus job cuts

Lewisham: 5 closures: Blackheath, Sydenham, Grove Park, New Cross, Crofton Park. Legal action threatened.

Merton: West Barnes & Colliers Wood opening hours cut

Newham: Foreign language newspapers cut.

Redbridge: 5 of 12 may close. 1 may relocate.

Richmond: No closures (Heathfield already closed) but Ham & Kew may be co-located with other services. Self-service. Bookfund & online services protected.

Southwalk: School service closed

Sutton: 1 mobile & some branches may close

Tower Hamlets: 23 staff replaced

Waltham Forest: Some closures possible.

Wandsworth: 6 of 11 closures or close 1 & slash others’ hours

Westminster: St James to close, Marylebone may never reopen

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