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“Library Lamentation”

published 12/04/2016

ProLibraries are vital for modernity to continue

ConsAustere measures are cultivating a third world min...

Like a butterfly, I flutter from digital word to the printed word without heed in a quest to satisfy my curious antenna. However, if there was a such hub to allow the curious mind space to absorb information, make references, find oneself, being enthralled with great educative material, it'll be...

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Good

ProFree to use

ConsDegraded every eyar

My local library service is like a crèche these days, packed full of screaming kids playing on plastic castles, the books scattered around the place they are supposed to be reading, used to build the ramparts, libraries the new Sure Start centers as the Tories close increasing numbers of services...

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“ I love my libraries!”

published 28/08/2004

ProFree books, try new authors

ConsYou can't keep the stock, funding cuts, library fi...

Have you been into a public library recently? If so, what did you borrow? What services do you use? If not, you should try putting your head round the door to see what’s on offer. You might be pleasantly surprised. I base the observations below on my experiences as a holder of 4 library cards for...

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Excellent

ProLots on offer....much more than you think!

ConsPeople still have a view of libraries as quiet and...

Those of you who have read a few of my reviews will probably know I work in a library. Libraries are important to me ~ not just because they pay my wages but because I love books and also like to share this love with others. I don't claim to know everything about Library Services but I think...

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Excellent

“The Public's Library”

published 11/11/2014

ProIt's still there!

ConsNobody says "shhhhhh!" any more

The internet has competition. There is another, long neglected source of information available. Like the World Wide Web, it’s mostly free and is an excellent source of entertainment and research, but it’s been around much longer than any website. It had been far too long since I’d set foot in my...

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Excellent

ProUnlimited resources, All books are free so long as...

ConsNone

She gripped her fathers hand tightly as they approached the building for the first time, slightly nervous at the sight of it with its wooden shutters and darkened windows. It wasn't a particularly large building, standing only one story high but to a small child it looked huge and unwelcoming...

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Excellent

“Free Books For All”

published 04/09/2001

Prosee op

Conssee op

What a marvelous resource public libraries are, all those books that you can borrow for free! I've grown up with libraries as a big part of my life. My Mum is an avid reader, who goes through about 10 books a week so as long as I can remember Saturday mornings have involved trips round various...

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Excellent

ProFree, great service

ConsNone

In recent months I have been carrying out a fairly major piece of research work. I thought it would be useful to spend some time in a local library to help with this project. I currently live in Kirkham in Lancashire and work in nearby Preston, and moved here four years ago from the Midlands so I...

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Excellent

Proread the latest books with next to no cost, now on...

Conshave to be careful that your kids don't scribble a...

I have never been one for buying new books. I am a fairly quick reader and finish a longish novel in a few days (well, I used to before I discovered this site!) so I figure buying book after book, especially hard back ones, was a waste of money. I do confess to having bought a few from charity...

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“Oh no, the big four oh”

published 22/08/2003

ProAccessible to all

Consnone

Having been stuck at 39 ops for so long and not finding anything I was sufficiently enamoured with, or hated enough to find worthy of an opinion, I was in despair. Wracked my brains, till the lightbulb flashed and I thought of my one true love. I love books. Have done for as long as I can...

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Excellent

“The library rocks!!”

published 24/10/2011

ProAmazing service in Bethnal Green and amazing choic...

ConsReplacing people with computers

I am here to defend the local library. Is there any need for the local library? Yes, there definitely is. At every stage of my life so far, I have needed the library. I have loved books since childhood, and although many of you will laugh at this, a trip to the library as a small child was a...

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Excellent

“Use them or lose them”

published 27/09/2001

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ConsSee text

I ought to declare my interest by mentioning that I started my career as a trainee in a public library before going to library school, and then became a full-time library assistant at a further education college. Now I work part-time, combining my job with that of an author and freelance...

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“Read for free...”

published 28/09/2014

ProGood community resource.

ConsSome charges.

I am writing this review on library services, however I am going to have to state at the outset that I am writing this based on my experiences of having used the library services in Plymouth. And so therefore, any similarities or differences I hope are going to be excused on this count! Plymouth...

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Good

“My Local Library”

published 25/06/2006

ProGood facilities

ConsMean staff

There are quite a few reviews of libraries in general on here, and nobody can say that free books aren't a good thing, but I thought I would review my local library since I am not happy with them at the moment. Haha. --Disclaimer-- Since it's in writers' corner, I'm trusting you'll take into the...

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Excellent

ProBooks and more books, computers

Consnone!

Re-written and updated ....... It’s not often that I can be heard singing the praises of my local council, but in one area they excel. We are very lucky in having one of most efficient and modern library departments I’ve come across. Not only do the main towns have big branch libraries, but also...

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