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

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

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
23rd February, 2014
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.

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...

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