About a month ago, I was able to visit a couple libraries in England. I was struck by how similar these two libraries are to the ones in North Dakota.
The first one I saw was at Stow-on-the-Wold. The library is located on the ground floor of St. Edward’s Hall in the Town Square.
The following are a few pictures that I took of the inside:
The shelves are all pretty easily accessible for people and some of them have wheels so they can be moved.
This is a self-checkout/return machine for patrons to use:
In each of the libraries, there was always a charge to check out DVDs. This library charges £1.50 per night.
The next library I went to was in Stratford-upon-Avon very close to Shakespeare’s birthplace. This library was quite busy that day (mostly people using the computers).
Unfortunately, the library I was really looking forward to seeing was closed the day I was able to go see it (Wednesday) so I was only able to get a picture of the outside. This library is located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.