The super library that had to make cuts
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The super library that had to make cuts

Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed.

Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession.

Birmingham's new £189m library had to shed staff and reduce hours within two years of opening.

  • 29 Mar 2016