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Joint-Use Libraries

Libraries for the Future

This book examines all aspects of joint-use libraries, from the implications of government policy, to design and operational issues and evaluation. It considers all forms of joint-use library (e.g. school-public, college-public, university-public, health-university), reflecting on different models adopted around the world. Some of the main issues discussed include: partnership working, staffing and management, stock, digital resources, learning and literacy and community involvement.

Paperback, 254 Pages

Published: May 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-384-4


  • It has a good practical feel for professional issues and practice and is readable and succinct. …well produced, clearly laid out book., New Library World
    …a well organized and useful work suitable for practitioners and students who want a clear and up-to-date introduction to joint-use libraries., New Library World
    …a valuable book on a genuinely innovative and forward-looking type of library service. It is firmly recommended., Library Review


  • What are joint-use libraries? Why a joint-use library? Joint-use library design; How does a joint-use library operate? Joint-use libraries and partnerships; Joint-use libraries and communities; Expanding horizons; How good are joint-use libraries? (And how do we know?); The future.


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