Liverpool’s central library has started the painstaking task of moving rare books and documents into its new home after a £50m [$79.2/USD] refurbishment.
Archivists will spend the next three months carefully transporting four million books, prints and paintings to the city’s new library and repository.
The items have been held in secure storage for the last four years.
Manager David Stoker said staff would be filling about 40km (25 miles) of shelving in the new library with items, some of which are very fragile.
“These have to come in from five locations, some deep down in the salt mines in Cheshire and some from storage facilities that we have in the city,” he said.
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