How libraries gave me my big career break
People across the UK are being urged to use their library on Saturday as part of a national day of action aimed at bringing attention to the cuts and closures faced by many branches.
While people are being encouraged to show their support by borrowing as many books as possible, there are others who say they have benefited from libraries in different ways.
Ben Reynolds explains how his local library run by Westminster Council was vital in helping him to set up his coffee shop business in central London.
Frances Ross talks about a scheme called Get It Loud In Libraries in Lancashire which provided her with an opportunity to break into the competitive world of photography.
- 4 February 2011
- BBC News