Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2021 – Libraries Unlimited announces the roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services, based on the 4-step plan set out by the government.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit the government Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives and communities

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Libraries Unlimited wants to challenge itself, from within its staff and communities, to consciously and persistently challenge how things have always been done and aim to ensure that we can be proud and confident when we say we are “open to all”.   When we talk about diversity and inclusion we want that to be across all protected characteristics.  We want to be working towards improved equality for all.

Libraries Unlimited’s Board of Trustees has stated “We commit to taking positive action and building a culture that champions equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation. As an organisation, we are continually learning and benefitting from external expertise. We are working to make equality, diversity and inclusion a central part of Libraries Unlimited, embedded in our cultures and behaviours”.

As part of our work to improve we will share on this page some of our progress, as well as our legal obligations in relation to reporting.  If you would like to provide feedback on anything contained on this page – or to make suggestions about how we can improve further – please contact us via email.

Equality monitoring data 

We will be publishing our staff equality monitoring data on an annual basis.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

As an organisation with more than 250 employees, we are legally required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 and publish Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting information on an annual basis.

Gender Pay Gap Report for Libraries Unlimited April 2018 – HTML version

Gender Pay Gap Report for Libraries Unlimited April 2018 – PDF version

Key equality impact assessments PDF download

Equality Impact Assessment for COVID-19 secure working practices – HTML version

Equality Impact Assessment for COVID-19 secure working practices – PDF version

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.