BBC discussion about use of libraries …

On the BBC’s Have you Say board yesterday there was a discussion entitled “Do you still use your library?

It reflects very much the range of opinion about what a library should do. Should it still be the quiet temple of books or to survive does it need to move forward and include multimedia and computer services which in turn bring a certain degree of noise.

I think it will probably be a long time before either public or academic libraries resolve the needs of both traditional library users and more modern ones.