From the CBC:
A review of Newfoundland and Labrador’s public library system recommends that some libraries be consolidated or closed.
The report, by consulting firm EY, also suggests a system of regional boards to run libraries and a cost-shared arrangement between the province and municipalities.
The company was asked to review the library system after a public uproar about 2016 budget cuts and a plan to close 54 libraries, more than half the existing number.
The report by EY outlines a number of recommendations for improving the public library system in Newfoundland and Labrador. It represents the culmination of a comprehensive series of province-wide public consultations on the public library system and an in-depth independent analysis of the system by EY.
Direct to Full Text Report: Organizational and Service Review of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library System