Birmingham, Britain’s second city, is opening with great fanfare the new central Library of Birmingham, described as Europe’s largest lending library and costing some £188 million ($291 million). Funded from the city’s own coffers, the library building has an eye-catching (and somewhat controversial) design from Dutch architectural practice Mecanoo, and is one of the iconic […]The post Birmingham opens Europe’s biggest lending library — and headstone for UK’s library graveyard? appeared first on TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics. …read more

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