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RSS FeedsBacklash grows against unstaffed libraries
(The Guardian Books News)


21 july 2019 14:30:03

Backlash grows against unstaffed libraries
(The Guardian Books News)

Use of keycards and self-service scanners cannot replace librarians, say campaignersHarriet Connides hasnīt been to her local library in north Londonīs East Finchley for months. She used to go every few days, often with her young daughter, but now it is staffed for only 16 hours a week and Connides, who has severe mobility problems, is uncomfortable being in there alone. `I donīt feel safe here any more. If I fall, I donīt know what would happen,` she says.The disabled toilets are also closed during unstaffed hours. `Itīs another avenue cut off from someone who already has a lot of avenues cut off,` says Connides. Continue reading...
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