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Manchester libraries service 

Location: UK » North West » M
Sector: Libraries

Manchester City Council plans to implement a variety of cuts to its library service:

* review of opening hours, to save £463k from 2011-13
* review of the mobile library service, to save £500k from 2011-13
* 20 percent cut to the book fund
* homework support provision to either cease or be directly funded by schools from July 2011
* reduced IT replacement programme
* 50 percent reduction in IT facilitators

Hulme Library will be relocated, while five libraries - Clayton, East City, Rack House, Barlow Moor and Miles Platting - will close (these closures are listed individually on the False Economy site).

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