January 26, 2022

Public Libraries in UK “Lend Themselves to New Business Creation”

From the Financial Times (via Google Cache):

Manchester’s imposing Central Library reopened this weekend with a mission to inspire a new generation to read – and start businesses.

The £50m refurbishment of the listed building includes a business centre offering free offices and advice to start-ups as well as the traditional children’s section, archive and lending library


Manchester is among six English cities to set up business and intellectual property centres helped by the British Library in London, which established one at its St Pancras base in 2006.


The British Library has helped more than 350,000 entrepreneurs with £5m worth of support. It has helped create 2,775 business and 3,345 jobs.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.