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British libraries miss 25 million books

British libraries miss 25 million books

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The public libraries in Great Britain and Northern Ireland are less than 25 million books lost. On the shelves are currently 52.3 million books and that there are 25 million less than the previous count in 1996.

The librarians in the United Kingdom are surprised and worried. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in open letter to minister Philip Hammond on Finance for money asked for the written possession to protect.

In Suffolk, there was recently a manual count is held and who came 10,000 books will be less than the database of the libraries in this English county. By the savings, most of the libraries are no manual counts more run. Since 2010, eight thousand librarians in England and Wales, a quarter of the total, dismissed. During the past decade, in addition, hundreds of libraries closed.

In the Netherlands the library after years of decline in the elevator, it appears from recent figures of the CBS. Where older people drop out, be understand more and more young people member.

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