Pilot project for staffless' libraries But they insist writing isn't on the wall for librarians

Pilot project for staffless' libraries But they insist writing isn't on the wall for librarians
Maeve McElligott at the new smart library in Deansgrange, Dublin. Picture: Feargal Ward

Librarians have insisted that a new pilot project for ''staffless libraries will not put their profession under threat.

Librarians have insisted that a new pilot project for ''staffless libraries will not put their profession under threat.

From May, self-service technology is being installed in six libraries around the country at a cost of €120,000 to allow the public to check out and return books themselves.

The libraries will be open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm for the first time. However, librarians will continue to be in the branches during the normal...

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