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Better public libraries.

Better public libraries.

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Published by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsResource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries., Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28p. ;
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21689462M


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