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The threats to public libraries look overwhelming: yet both defensive mobilizations to resist cutbacks and pressures for innovations offer hope for radical improvements

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The local public library service across the UK has lost ground in recent times with rapidly declining book borrowing, a stale services culture, an ostrich-like ignoring of e-books, and high levels of fines putting off many users. However, Avery Hancock shows how the imminent and extensive threats to cut library services back to the bone has re-mobilized support for these key community institutions. It has also fuelled vitally needed new thinking on how to modernize and extend the appeal of libraries once again.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32281/1/blogs.lse.ac.uk-The_threats_to_public_libraries_look_overwhelming_Yet_both_defensive_mobilizations_to_resist_cutbacks.pdf

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