The Public Library, Second Edition

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This title will be available Spring 2024. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

As a unique analysis of the concept of public library purpose in the UK, this book will be essential reading for anyone advocating for the service and its value.

Public libraries are facing new challenges in the early 21st century, leading to unique solutions to allow them to survive and continue as a public service.

The Public Library tells the story of the sector and explores its current position in society. Since the publication of the first edition, libraries have seen a reevaluation of service delivery models as part of a period of austerity that has changed the position of the service in public life. This second edition is fully updated to reflect this and other significant developments in the sector, including:

  • discussion of emerging delivery models that focus on community-led solutions such as volunteering;
  • managing technology and digital advances such as Internet access and privacy; and
  • findings from a major new UK-based research project of the impact of COVID-19 on public libraries.

Imprint: Facet Publishing, UK

Published: Spring 2024

Pages: 222

Sku: 9781783306053

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