Measuring our impact: Independent research into our social value
Independent, in-depth research commissioned by Suffolk Libraries shows the vital and previously unseen contribution libraries make to people’s lives in the county, saving the public and organisations millions of pounds a year.
Our latest impact report Suffolk Libraries, An impact analysis of services of Suffolk Libraries January 2023 by independent consultants Moore Kingston Smith estimates that every £1 spent on Suffolk Libraries’ services creates £6 in ‘social value’.
This is based on a comprehensive study of the wide range of services and activities Suffolk Libraries provide and further discussion with people who benefit from them. The report also found Suffolk’s libraries generated £41m worth of social value and saves NHS services in Suffolk a whopping £542K per year.
Suffolk Libraries: An Impact Analysis
Moore Kingston Smith independent research into the social impact of our wide range of services and activities, published January 2023.
Download the report (PDF)
You can also read the previous impact report from 2019 which focused on three of our key activities – early years Wordplay sessions for under fives, Top Time sessions for older people and Open Space groups.