Public Libraries

Libraries Are Still Vital for the Socially Excluded

Natalie Wade | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Wade

Like record stores, video rentals and book shops, there can be a commonly-held assumption that libraries are surplus to requirement for a younger digi...

Shh! About Saving Libraries

Dave Clements | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dave Clements

These rebranded community 'hubs' are teeming with activity that is hardly conducive to book-related endeavours at all. Between the parents with their gaggles of noisy kids, support groups and 'stalls' of all things, not to mention the so-called students getting on my bloody nerves chatting on their mobiles - God I sound old - libraries just aren't libraries any more.

We Cannot Risk Losing Entire Generations of Readers to Film and Social Media

Tim Coates | Posted 10.12.2012 | Home
Tim Coates

Today at a speech to Frankfurt Book Fair I issued a stark warning to libraries and the publishing industry, telling them that they risk losing entire generations of readers to film and social media by limiting the use of ebooks in libraries