A library without books just isn't a library at all. Yet such a fate could befall the Mitchell Library, if the government goes through with a planned $25 million "revitalisation."
Not only is the library's staff being cut. The government is proposing to convert the Mitchell Reading Room into a public space equipped with WiFi but with no books to speak of.
Australian citizens have a right to know exactly what the government's plans for the State Library of NSW are. It is imperative to call on the Chief Librarian of the State Library of NSW to convene a public meeting so people can get answers to their questions about the fate of one of Australia's most valuable and loved national institutions.
I just signed a petition to save the Mitchell Library. Will you sign too? Here's a link to the petition: