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Library Closures. Is That So Bad?

Posted at 8:31AM Thursday 02 Aug 2012

So libraries are in the front line and have been and will be hit by evil coalition cuts.

But do we need libraries?

There were 315 million visits to all the 4500 libraries in {2010/11} which was a fall of some 7% on the previous year and continued the trend of 5-10% falls in footfall numbers year on year. And footfall might just mean people popping in for a leaflet. Or to read the paper. Or to ask a question of the locality. Many of those visits will be to borrow CDs and DVDs. Or send emails. Kids hanging out after school and so on.

cityunslicker.com (via Alan Gibbons)




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