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Writer SF Said (author of Varjak Paw) discusses the importance of having qualified librarians in the UK’s public libraries.

 Libraries are central to democracy, to liberty, to freedom of thought and expression.  They are among the most important things that governments can provide.  Indeed, the public right for these services to be funded by government is enshrined in law, as CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight campaign has pointed out.