Mitchell Library in Sydney

NSW announces $4 million funding for Public Libraries

31 local councils will receive grants to improve public library buildings, spaces and information technology for NSW communities. The NSW Government has announced $4 million in funding for public libraries across the... Read more »
Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in Netherlands

How a new Dutch Library smashed attendance records

The New Library transformed itself into a thriving place where people could relax and hang out By Cat Johnson Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators... Read more »

ISIS burns thousands of rare books and centuries of human learning

 More than 8,000 rare books and manuscripts – including books printed in the 19th century in Iraq’s first printing house – have been burned by Islamic State militants in Mosul, despite pleas... Read more »

1 million rare documents destroyed in Russian Library fire

Devastating Fire in Moscow library that destroyed papers dating to 16th century is termed as Cultural ‘Chernobyl’, reminiscent of 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe Moscow – A fire that broke out at Russia’s largest... Read more »