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The Library World Volume 46 Issue 5

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 November 1943



WE end the library year in an atmosphere of anticipation. There are signs, not of the ending of the infernal conflict that engages the best of our lives, but of movement which brings the happy event into the range of probable things. Most men and women feel that in the past year a great deliverance has been wrought. Librarians Still labour under the greatest difficulties they have ever known, fewer books, reduced Staffs, crowded working days, but they have endured the worst it seems, and although there may yet be heavy air onslaught, and the great sacrifices that a second front must bring, there is the feeling that we are not as far from the day as we were twelve months ago. That is a happy reflection with which to look to Christmastide.


(1943), "The Library World Volume 46 Issue 5", New Library World, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 69-84.




Copyright © 1943, MCB UP Limited

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