Libraries blamed for their own decline

Charles Davis writes “from story at

Fusty library authorities will be blamed today for encouraging their own decline in a report which accuses the majority of failing to
take a key book from their own shelves.

Councils caught in the grip of traditional notions of the book-lending centre, ruled by fines for late returns, have encouraged a 17%
national fall in library visits, says the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe).”