CILIP works to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society. Our policy work to support this objective is evident across the various sectors which taken together make up the larger knowledge, library and information sector.

We represent a UK workforce of 87,000 information professionals and have members working in over 20 industries across the private, public and third sectors. In this section you will find our work relating to public libraries, higher education, further education, school librariesprisons  sector and the health and social care sector.

See also Topics for our work on information literacy, freedom of information, international, copyright, ebooks, knowledge and information management and sustainable development goals.