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“Public libraries across the country are doing fantastic work, and these cuts are a false economy – they may or may not deliver limited short-term savings but in reality they do lasting damage to local people, communities and businesses. We are very clearly asking government to take action, to meet its duties under English law and to comply with people’s right to quality library services enshrined in three important acts of law.” – Nick Poole, CILIP