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Saturday, 14 September 2013

The public library service under attack

UNISON has published a new report as part of the ‘Damage Series’ which examines the damage done to the public library service in the UK since 2010 as a result of cutbacks in local government funding. The report is a result of a survey of nearly 2000 library staff and reveals a service in jeopardy, with the public paying the price as they lose their local library or face increasing charges, dwindling opening hours and shrinking staffing levels in those that remain.