The origins of the Library Association

Eric Glasgow (Eric Glasgow is a retired University Teacher of Southport, Merseyside, UK.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 August 2000


Reviews the context of the establishment of rate‐supported public libraries in Great Britain leading up to the establishment of a Library Association in 1877. The major figures involved in the early profession are indicated and the topics discussed in early meetings described. The relationship of provincial public libraries with London libraries is indicated and its influence on the early profession discussed, together with other major issues confronting the first members.



Glasgow, E. (2000), "The origins of the Library Association", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 6, pp. 299-302.




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