Differing libraries


I'd assumed that public libraries were something that would be the same here as in England, but that's not the case. It's not so much the practical details, as the underlying philosophy. Firstly there is a membership charge for those over 18 (~£50 a year). Then the standard loan period is for weeks, which can... Continue Reading →

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what is a library?


When libraries were first set up information was scarce - printed books were expensive and rare. Libraries were often created by philanthropists for the public good, or by governments to help the general population find out about stuff. Librarians were there to help make knowledge available to everyone by enabling sharing. Now, with the explosion... Continue Reading →

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