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New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 January 1981


THE WELCOME NEWS, late in November, that the government has finally given the go‐ahead to the first phase of building the new British Library headquarters at Somers Town next to St Pancras railway station has reawakened the campaign by Professor Hugh Thomas and others to retain the Reading Room at the British Museum as the BL'S centre‐point. Professor Thomas wants the new building to be merely a warehouse for the book collections, and to have books ferried down to readers at Great Russell Street on demand.


Bingley, C., Fleming, E. and Bunch, A. (1981), "Commonplaces", New Library World, Vol. 82 No. 1, pp. 11-14.




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