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The Library World Volume 40 Issue 6

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 January 1938



A NEW YEAR is always a time for a glance backwards and forwards, in the library world as in other worlds. If 1937 was not particularly dramatic in events or achievements, it was at least a year which was not unworthy in the library movement. A list of the libraries which came into being appears every year in the Annual Report of the L.A. and we are convinced that the one for the year just ended will be quite sizeable. The opening of a branch library now‐a‐days, as an addition to a large system, or to serve a lately‐populated part of a new area, excites little comment; and that, in itself, is significant and gratifying. People are coming to regard the provision of public libraries as a normal part of urban and even village equipment.


(1938), "The Library World Volume 40 Issue 6", New Library World, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp. 129-152.




Copyright © 1938, MCB UP Limited

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