Posted by: bluesyemre | November 6, 2012

Library Closures (Culture, Media and Sport Committee – Third Report) by the House of Commons

  • Public libraries providing free access to books and other sources of information are a vital and much-loved service. Recent campaigns against the closure of local libraries have highlighted the strong attachment that many people feel to this service. However, much of the focus of the campaigns has been on library branches rather than the broader question of the preservation—and, if possible, enhancement—of the library service. Reductions in opening hours and the loss of professional staff may damage the service more than the closure of particular buildings, even though premises are clearly key to comprehensive provision.

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