Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November
Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November
Consultation or Con?
“over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive body combined. The mandate for those rejecting cuts is therefore stronger than that of the councillors deciding the issue and their democratically stronger voices must be heard.”
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/11/05/consultation-or-con/

Get Hampshire : 6th November
Council to lease library space to groups in bid to cut costs
Many of the reference books in libraries across Hart and Rushmoor have now become subscription sites available on the internet and are no longer published in book format.  Consequently, the number of physical books in the libraries has reduced and spare space is potentially available in some libraries.
http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/council-lease-library-space-groups-6277062

This Is South Wales : 6th November
Threat to mobile libraries
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Threat-mobile-libraries/story-20038467-detail/story.html

Daily Record : 6th November
Moray bookworms set to take their local council to court over plan to
axe almost half of their libraries and mobile library vans
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/moray-bookworms-set-take-local-2680131

Portadown Times : 6th November
Richhill Library is saved from closure
Mr McCormick praised library staff at the library as instrumental in keeping it open.
http://www.portadowntimes.co.uk/news/features/richhill-library-is-saved-from-closure-1-5655668

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