Category: Libraries

Minneapolis Central Library opens vinyl listening room to share collection


Right now, thousands of vinyl records are stored in the third floor of the Minneapolis

Propose a Topic for the new ITAL Public Libraries Leading the Way Column


ITAL’s look back at the last 50 years is complete, and we’re taking the opportunity

Ebooks seem like ‘Netflix for libraries,’ but they’re a drain on budgets


The book-crammed Free Library of Philadelphia has found a way to stay relevant in the 21st century: ebooks. Last

Make public libraries custodians of smart city data


The Toronto Regional Board of Trade has a novel proposal to break the logjam of

The Library Book: Susan Orlean in Conversation with David Ulin


Author Susan Orlean will kick off the national tour for her highly anticipated new book,

The Books That Made Dracula


The London Library today unveiled a fascinating discovery that sheds new light on how Dracula was researched

Interview: NYPL’s chief digital officer says public is better off when libraries are ‘risk averse’ about tech


First: It’s not just about digitizing books. That’s the biggest misconception that the public has about

Librarians to the rescue! A brief history of heroic bibliophiles


There have been brave librarians throughout history; sadly, in many parts of the world, librarians

The Room of Requirement


Libraries aren’t just for books. They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them

Salt Lake County libraries give away free gun locks to promote gun safety, suicide prevention


The librarian says it starts with a question, like the person can’t quite believe it’s