The Importance of a Great School Library

Did you know there is no statutory requirement for schools in England to have a school library? The decision ultimately falls to the head teacher. Reassuringly, research does suggest that most schools have some library facilities in place for their pupils. However, the quality of those facilities is questionable and very likely to differ between…

Challenges Faced by University Libraries

With the start of a new university year quickly approaching, most freshers will be anxiously waiting to begin their new life at university and excited about the prospect of meeting new friends and delving into their studies. For staff and librarians, the prospect of not only supporting but impressing the new undergraduates may be slightly…

Ten Must-See Libraries Around the UK

Is there anything better than a good library? At D-Tech, we don’t think so. Luckily, the UK is brimming with unique places for book lovers to discover and enjoy. Here are ten of our favourites from around the country: The Bodleian Library, Oxford The Bodleian is undoubtedly one of the better-known libraries on this list,…

A Library Miscellany: Must have book for all library and book enthusiasts!

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer, editor and researcher specialising in historical miscellanies and natural history. She has written many non-fiction books including, The Book Lovers’ Miscellany (2017) and Bodleianalia (2016). Her latest edition, A Library Miscellany (2018) is packed with unusual facts and statistics, making it the perfect volume for library enthusiasts, bibliophiles and readers everywhere. What…