Public Libraries

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made on introducing a national library card.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Arts Council England are currently testing automatic library membership for children and young people cards. There are 22 pilot projects across England and the aspiration is that it will lead to an increase in children, young people and families using their local libraries and stimulate more reading for pleasure.

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