May 28, 2022

24 Hour Library Facility Proposed in Sydney, Australia

From a Commentary by Tim Blair:

Libraries aren’t often in the news these days. This situation was partially rectified last week by the City of Sydney council’s latest “draft strategy and action plan”, which includes a proposal for Australia’s first 24-hour library.

“Being able to borrow a library book after work would be an amazing thing, wouldn’t it?” gushed the council’s late night economy manager Suzie Matthews on ABC radio.

Host Angela Catterns wasn’t entirely convinced, pointing out the existence of something called the internet, but Matthews remains keen.

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