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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Library services are being eroded by cuts

#NLD14 In the past two years 275 libraries have closed down in the UK as government cuts have forced councils to cut back on the provision of non statutory services. Today is National Libraries Day and Louis Whittle, writing on the False Economy blog, gives examples of how cuts and automation are decimating the quality of library services: ‘the cuts will have an immeasurable impact on learning. Libraries give equal access to education but the erosion due to cuts will create a society where the poor will not have the same access as people with money’