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ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]


Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

(21 June 2018) The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff. The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution. The university said: “Among other decisions, the consolidation of […]


UK libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close

(29 March 2016) Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession. Children’s author Alan […]