The Library Returns

For those who missed it or want to listen again, the BBC has republished its Radio 4 documentary The Library Returns, which explores many of the themes that have come through in our research for Envisioning the library of the future.

Presenter Jonathan Glancey looks at changes to the function and design of libraries in Seattle, Delft, Stuttgart, Canada Water and Birmingham.

The programme looks at how libraries across the world are reviewing their services and evolving to adapt to meet the needs of their 21st century users.

Producer: Susan Marling
A Just Radio Production for BBC Radio 4

Listen now to BBC Radio 4 The Library Returns

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2 Responses to The Library Returns

  1. Gerald Rigler says:

    Every time someone is admitted to a hospital that could well be a means of appreciating that “the system” (prior to the admission) had failed that person.
    Libraries can tackle the failure in the system, by ensuring that suitable and accessible information is readily available – as well as entertaining library users, libraries can help improve “health literacy” and thereby reduce failures in the healthcare system intended to support a happy and active life.

  2. Ian Anstice says:

    I summarised this Radio 4 article at with pictures of the relevant libraries.

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