Public Libraries News : 3rd April
Editorial DCMS, Powys, Northern Ireland and a whole ton of maps
A parliamentary question by Helen Goodman has revealed that libraries will received £93 million in grant in aid from the DCMS in 2015/16.  This appears to compare to £111 million in 2013/14.

Swindon Link : 3rd April
Old Town Library hours to be maintained

Swindon Advertiser : 4th April
Small library wins a reprieve

Swindon Advertiser : 4th April
Shirley’s letter | Arts Centre woes

Swindon Advertiser : 31st March
Letter | Arts Centre no joke

Staff at £188 million Library of Birmingham unable to reach the books

Metro : 3rd April
£190m library where books are off-limits: New building ‘unfit for purpose’ because shelves can’t be reached

Leon’s Library Blog :
Community Libraries: Part 1

The Courier : 4th April
Perth & Kinross Groups left ‘homeless’ by West Mill Street Library closure
This has been described as a “major blow” to elderly and visually-impaired users, as the building holds a significant collection of large print and audio books.

Question Everything : 4th April
Pin Heads
Somerset are really silly for doing this, self service is stupid enough as a concept in libraries without putting even more barriers in the way of users.


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