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Three Canadian cities have the world’s best libraries . . .

Three Canadian cities have the world’s best libraries . . .

“Vancouver tied with Montreal for the honour of top spot. Libraries in Chicago, San Francisco, Shanghai and Toronto rounded out the top five.”

Two Canadian cities have world’s best public libraries, survey finds

December 21, 2013 – LISNews http://lisnews.org/two_canadian_cities_have_worlds_best_public_libraries_survey_finds

“Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers.

Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities, from London and Los Angeles, and from Shanghai to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Los Angeles finished in the middle of the pack in the ranking (16th), which took into account the wide array of services that libraries provide to their readers, including availability of printed books and digital information.

Two U.S. library systems finished third and fourth: Chicago and San Francisco. And the very bottom of the rankings were London (30th) and Dubai (31st).

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-two-canadian-cities-have-worlds-best-public…

Vancouver Public Library declared one of the top libraries in the world

http://globalnews.ca/news/1039173/vancouver-public-library-declared-one-of-the-top-libraries-in-the-world/

Stephen

Posted on: December 26, 2013, 2:34 pm Category: Uncategorized