Fairfax Closing Controversy

The Fairfax Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is going to be closed for 15 months as part of a refurbishing plan and the surrounding community is very unhappy.

Web Fuels Library Growth

And yet, rather than lead to the demise of libraries, the World Wide Web may have turned out to be a their saving grace. The Internet is fueling an increase in library use which, in turn, has led to a library-construction and renovation boom.