Libraries in crisis

No. 42 March 2013 As public libraries are threatened with closure across the nation, we look at the rise and evolution of these Victorian institutions.

The library evolution Ken Worpole on library architecture and new patterns of use and funding

Victorian public libraries and their buildersSimon Pepper describes the role of philanthropy and local government

The Liverpool libraries A photo essay by John Tiernan

House Notes Moses Jenkins describes how to repair tiled and mosaic floors

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