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America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.01.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson [Princeton Architectural Press, $35.00]: As a child, I...

Paul Needham

Public Libraries: More Than Just Books

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

This is the third installment in our series 'Libraries in Crisis.' The opening piece, about how cuts threaten the public library, can be read here. Fo...

Thomas Jefferson Dreamed Of Knowledge As 'Common Property'

The New York Review of Books | Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can we create a National Digital Library? That is, a comprehensive library of digitized books that will be easily accessible to the general public. Si...