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Links to other useful organisations

Local to Hackney

Clapton Library Users Group
This group was established in 2002 in the wake of an averted threat to close the library. It advises on, and supports, developments at the library.

Hackney Council
Libraries are part of the Department of Community and Environment.


Libraries for Life for Londoners
An alliance of library user groups and supporters
"We call for a comprehensive, high quality, well-managed, and accessible library service for all Londoners: and we seek to emphasise the social, educational, economic, and cultural importance to every section of the community. We want to see libraries higher up the political agenda."

London Libraries Development Agency
The London Libraries Development Agency (or LLDA) has been created to develop a co-ordinated strategic vision for library and information services across London.


Information for Social Change
A group and journal for radical/activist library and information workers. See the site for archive of important articles.

The Library Campaign
We are an independent national organisation set up in 1984 to support Friends of Library groups and to campaign for improved services in publicly funded libraries.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
The government department responsible for libraries.

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