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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Policy Press, 2017.
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This paper reports on research findings on the transfer of public library services to volunteer delivery in the UK between 2014 and 2016, as a result of austerity and budget cuts by local government. The research asked two key questions: are libraries sustainable after their transfer and what lessons can be learnt from these transfers that will ensure success and sustainability? Initial findings indicate that cases in different locations vary and that ‘one size does not fit all’.
Author(s): Forbes D, Findlay-King L, Macfadyen G, Nichols G
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Voluntary Sector Review
Print publication date: 01/11/2017
Online publication date: 08/11/2017
Acceptance date: 25/08/2017
Date deposited: 21/11/2017
ISSN (print): 2040-8056
ISSN (electronic): 2040-8064
Publisher: Policy Press
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