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Throughout the pandemic and lockdown libraries have offered crucial support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation, “64% of those who had used the service during lockdown said that the library service had improved their wellbeing and 63% felt more connected to their community”.

Libraries have been vital in offering online access to those facing barriers, as well as e-resources, online activities for children and young people and more.

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