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Public libraries in Great Britain before 1850.

Thomas Kelley

Public libraries in Great Britain before 1850.

by Thomas Kelley

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Published by Library Association in London .
Written in English


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SeriesLibrary Association Pamphlet -- No. 26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20101190M

  “Community-run” library branches have become the norm in the UK as councils ask volunteers to take the service off their books. In , estimates from Public Libraries Author: Sian Cain.   The United Kingdom is home to over thousand public libraries and academic libraries, including the British Library, one of the largest in .

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Early public libraries: a history of public libraries in Great Britain before [Thomas Kelly]. concerning working conditions, public health and education was the Public Libraries. Act of However, while this allowed municipal boroughs in England and Wales to establish public libraries, few were built until Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in precipitated the setting up of several dozen.

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The experience of Manchester, the first library opened under the Act. First, free public libraries started to develop in Britain after an act of parliament; however, it took until early in the 20th century for the public libraries to take off.

Secondly, well into the 19th century books were expensive and beyond the means of many middle class families. However, cheaper books, particularly paperback books. The Public Libraries Act of founded a tradition of public provision and service which continues today, and national and academic libraries have grown and multiplied.

Libraries have become an industry rather than a localised phenomenon, and librarianship has developed from a scholarly craft to a scientific profession. Ewart was therefore forced to make several changes to his proposed legislation before Parliament agreed to pass the measure.

The Public Libraries Act became law in Whereas William Ewart wanted all boroughs to have the power to finance public libraries, the legislation only applied to those boroughs with populations of o The Borough Councils also had to obtain the consent of.

Public libraries began to appear in Britain in the midth Century, in the aftermath of the Public Libraries Act The Free Library Movement was one of the many groups in the mid-Victorian period working for the "improvement of the public" through education.

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