Aug 12, 2016

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Directions | Branch information | Internet access | Archives


The library is located one block north of Hastings Street, just east of Willingdon Avenue. Take the 129, 135, or C2 bus and arrive on Hastings. The 160 bus picks up, but does not drop off, passengers on Hastings Street. Or, take the 130 or C1 bus and arrive on Willingdon. Parking is available.

Branch information

The first McGill library was a volunteer effort started in 1927 by Grace McGill and Col. Brown. The present library branch opened in 2001.

Branch size: 20,000 square feet
Items owned: 159,704 (2012)
BPL total items owned: 709,784 (2012)

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Internet access

Wireless Internet access is available at all branches of the Burnaby Public Library. McGill has 16 public Internet terminals, including three 15-minute express stations and two children’s Internet station. With the exception of the two children’s Internet terminals, all PCs have Microsoft Office 2003 installed, and have DVD/CD-RW drives and USB ports. Three additional workstations are available for accessing the library’s database collection.

For more information on computer and Internet access at BPL, visit our computers and wireless page.

City of Burnaby Archives

The City of Burnaby Archives occupies a 4,000-square-foot space adjacent to McGill. The archives operates as the official repository of Burnaby’s municipal records, containing records dating back to Burnaby’s incorporation in 1892. The archives are open to the public each week, 1pm to 4pm, Wednesday through Friday. Staff can also be reached by phone 604-297-4947, or by email

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Aug 12, 2016

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Hartford Public Library: Budget cuts will close 3 branches, eliminate 25 jobs

HARTFORD – The Hartford Public Library may be forced to close three branches and cut 25 jobs if the city’s budget is approved.

The library system recently eliminated 10 positions, but the rest of the cuts will take effect July 1, said CEO of the Hartford Public Library Bridget Quinn-Carey. The branches slated to close are Mark Twain, Blue Hills, and Camp Field.

The budget cuts would total $1.25 million as part of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin ‘s 2017-18 budget.

The proposed cuts are drastic measures, Quinn-Carey said.

‘Thousands of Hartford children and their families will lose reading programs, homework help and free computer time,’ the library posted in a plea for help on their Facebook page. ‘It’s not too late to share your reactions to these cuts with Hartford City Council members and staff. Thank you.’

The budget will be finalized Monday, May 23.

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Aug 11, 2016

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Registration What’s on tap for librarians and publishers heading to Denver for the 2016 Public Library Association Conference.

Programs & Handouts The evolving role of libraries in the age of technology will be a centerpiece at the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference this week.

PLA 2016 Conference ยป Denver April 5-9, 2016 For information on LEUs for this and other National and Out-of-State Conferences, please see The Indiana State Library Continuing Education …


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Aug 11, 2016

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Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Our core objectives are threefold:

1. provide ways to overcome unnecessary barriers to immediate availability, access and use of research;
2. pursue a publishing strategy that optimizes the quality and integrity of the publication process;
3. develop innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of ideas and data.

Publishing quality scholarly research remains at the heart of what we do. PLOS publishes seven journals, including the largest scholarly journal (PLOS ONE) with a global community of over 6,000 editors, 150,000 reviewers, and 500,000 authors.

As greater stewards of the scholarly content, our efforts are aimed at transforming the information landscape, ensuring that research is discoverable, reusable, and fully connected to the existing research ecology to support tracking, monitoring, and assessment of scholarly products. All content (including metadata underlying the research as well as activity surrounding its usage) is freely available immediately upon publication across multiple channels for optimal reuse by human and machine readers. Our advocacy of Open Science extends throughout our publishing policies, review workflows, and supporting technologies, notably in the area of data access. Moreover, our publishing technologies – publishing platform, article-level metrics application, as well as a host of supporting systems – are open source and made freely available to the community to implement and enhance.

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Aug 10, 2016

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Downtown | Hartford Public Library



Hartford Public Library’s history spans more than 235 years. We can trace its very beginnings to the Library Company, formally organized in 1774 by a few subscribers to purchase a ‘collection of useful and religious books’. In 1838, in harmony with the movement towards lyceums and literary culture that was spreading across the country, a new organization formed in Hartford called the Young Men’s Institute, later chartered as the Hartford Young Men’s Institute. It was a private association. The Hartford Young Men’s Institute invited Hartford Library Company subscribers to join with them, offering them lifetime memberships. Library Company members agreed and brought to the institute their collection, one that had blossomed from 700 books in 1774 to 3,000 volumes in 1838.

Hartford Young Men’s Institute opened to the public, with taxpayer dollars, in 1892 and, in 1893, its name was officially changed to the Hartford Public Library by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly.

The Library was located in the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1844 to early 1957. On January 2, 1957, a new building opened at the present site. By 1996 it was very clear that a renovated and expanded Library was necessary, and that same year a $19 million city bond issue was approved by the voters of Hartford. Another $18 million was also approved by the Hartford citizens in 2000, and the Library embarked on a capital campaign to raise $5 million in order to complete the project. The renovation and expansion of the Downtown Library brings the Library into the 21st century, fully equipped to serve the citizens of Hartford, and indeed, the entire greater Hartford region.

Hartford History Center

Tuesday through Friday

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Aug 10, 2016

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Library Locations and Hours

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2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: 352-671-8551
TDD: 352-368-4578

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m. MAP IT

Belleview Public Library

13145 SE Highway 484

Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: 352-438-2500
Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Dunnellon Public Library

20351 Robinson Road

Dunnellon, FL 34431
Phone: 352-438-2520
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Forest Public Library

905 S. Highway 314A

Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Phone: 352-438-2540
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Freedom Public Library

5870 SW 95th St.

Ocala, FL 34476
Phone: 352-438-2580
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Ft. McCoy Public Library

14660 NE Highway 315

Ft. McCoy, FL 32134
Phone: 352-438-2560
Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
and Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Marion Oaks Public Library

294 Marion Oaks Lane

Ocala, FL 34473
Phone: 352-438-2570
Monday and Wednesday: 2-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Reddick Public Library

15150 NW Gainesville Road

Reddick, FL 32686
Phone: 352-438-2566
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and Sunday: Closed MAP IT

Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 | 352-671-8551

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Aug 8, 2016

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Why I Probably Won’t Be Back to the New Central Library – Voice of San Diego

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We went on a tour. Our volunteer guide pointed out highlights. My kids loved the glass walkway where they could get down on their hands and knees and see straight down nine stories below. People down there were looking up and waving at them. As we stood taking photos, a couple walked by. The man cracked: ‘Too bad I forgot my kilt.’

It’s a stark contrast: Right next to the library, which is bursting full of people, sits the empty ballpark.

The library has only been open a few days, but I already see problems, some that need fixing right away, some that probably can’t be fixed.

It’s downtown, so of course, you can’t park easily or cheaply. Yes, there’s a small garage under the library, and it will probably be perpetually full. This means that people like my family and I will not visit often. I’ve got a library down the street. The librarian knows my daughter, an avid reader, by name. I can order any book to be delivered right there. Even with the beautiful views across the bay to Coronado, I’m not going to a library downtown where I’ll have to pay a hefty price to park.

Who will use the library? People who work and live downtown, for one. They already have a place to park, so they can walk over

But here’s my biggest concern: I am worried the new library will become a homeless encampment. It’s been open a week, and there appear to be certain ‘neighborhoods’ inside the library already, where the homeless congregate.

As my 10-year-old son and I sat down to admire the gorgeous view from a comfy chair and look through the books we’d picked up off the shelves, a woman nearby let out a long, loud screech. Other nearby patrons looked alarmed and headed out of the area. My son got scared and didn’t want to be by the screamer, who had one leg splayed out over the arm of a chair. The chair next to her was loaded up with what appeared to be four or five bags full of her possessions. We left, too.

I do not begrudge anyone the right to be in the library, and I know that they might not have better options. Nonetheless, all citizens need to feel safe and comfortable using their public libraries.

Are there rules for what is acceptable behavior in the library? How are they enforced?

It’s a dicey issue, and I don’t know what the rules are. I assume people can be kicked out for disruptive behavior, but it’s a fine line to walk. Librarians were much too busy on Sunday helping people find and check out books. I’m not sure they heard the person screaming, and it’s probably not even their job to do anything about it. I did see several security guards roaming around, but did not see them addressing the problem.

Now that we have this beautiful new library, someone needs to figure out how to manage the place.

This article relates to: Active Voice, Central Library, Community, Homelessness, Opinion

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