A Tale of Two Libraries

A Tale of Two Libraries

In 1882, Nottingham Industrialist and political radical Samuel Morley noted that the new Nottingham City Library situated in what is now Nottingham Trent University’s Arkwright Building was only open to those over the age of 15. Understanding that a love of books is...
On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

This is Hawick Public Library, the library of a small, working class Scottish town, dominated through recent centuries by the knitwear industry. Though there had been private libraries in the town since 1762, the publicly-funded library service can be dated to 1878....