British Library extension to include Crossrail 2 tunnels

The British Library has shown off its final designs for a large expansion of the library to the north of the current building, including early works for Crossrail 2. Proposed extension – Source: British Library planning application The proposed development would involve extending the northern aspect of the existing British Library to provide library accommodation; … Read more

Hong Kong gov’t refuses to say which library books are banned under national security law

Hong Kong’s government has cited security reasons for refusing to tell a legislator which books have been removed from public libraries because of the Beijing-imposed national security law. Legislative Councilor Priscilla Leung asked the government on Wednesday for a list of the library material which the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) had reviewed after … Read more

The Haunted Hermitage & The Stone Library Heist

A few years back, the sprinklers were being upgraded in Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. At certain points during that process, the nearly 200-year-old mansion was without a sprinkler system, leaving its original furnishings and the structure itself vulnerable to fire. Human volunteers were needed to work night shifts in the mansion, alone, to keep an eye … Read more