May 16, 2022

Radio Report: “In Denmark, Long Opening Hours For Unstaffed Libraries”

From Marketplace:

Imagine a public library where you can check out a book at 7 in morning or go and work at 9:30 at night, every day of the week. That’s the way almost half of Denmark’s libraries operate now. They are called “open libraries.”  Staff are present only some of the time — or in some cases, none of the time — and some are even open 24 hours.


See Also: Cebu City, Philippines Public Library Celebrates First Anniversary of Being Open 24/7 (March 17, 2019)

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