Loving the new Manchester city Library (Deansgate & Jackson’s Row). Self check-outs, helpful staff, loads of magazines, ace stairs & windows, better choice of music & film than at the Central Library version. Currently wading through 18 CDs of Pimsleur’s Introduction to French.
Looking forward to the new Central (pictured), when it reopens (2013), and would hope the online version sees a refresh sometime soon. In pop-culture terms, Libraries Are The New Cupcakes, apparently.
There will be many people working in local government right now, pissed off with spending cuts and nervous about their future. City Library is a ‘good thing’. Chapeau, as Pimsleur says.