UK library news

Libraries in the news | 7 July 2017

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GLL’s deal with Lambeth explored,

More on Lancashire libraries being reinstated,

and evidence from Sydney that dropping library fines results in greater trust and return of overdue items.

Early indications that Carillion has lost the library contract in Hounslow. Will other LAs follow?

Daily Echo: 7 July
Eastleigh | Bank site to be turned into flats and a library

The Guardian: 7 July
City of Sydney scraps library fines after trial shows reminders work better
A library user: ““Raising that level of trust between us and the library, or the local government, instills a sense of community.” 

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