Author Daisy Goodwin says library closures 'a tragedy'
18 November 2011 Last updated at 10:37 GMT
Campaigners who have been fighting against proposed library closures this week received the backing of the High Court which ruled some of the closures were unlawful.
It was argued the councils had to provide a "comprehensive and efficient" library service under the 1964 Museums Act.
Chris White from the Local Government Association and author Daisy Goodwin discussed the likely future of libraries and their impact on society.