>The British Library

>Annoyed by the proposed funding cuts to The British Library? An online petition in protest at the cuts has been set up at the Government’s Number 10 Web site. The wording is…

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to keep the British Library FREE of charge to users! Don’t cut its budget!.

And it goes on…

You may have read in newspapers that the government is considering cutting the British Library’s budget by up to 7%. That might not sound much, but it will result in the library cutting its opening hours dramatically, and charging a fee to use the reading rooms.If you believe that to be a truly British Library, the library services the BL provides should be free of charge to the user – then sign the petition!

The BL is a truly world class institution, and one which belongs to all of us. We have a duty of care to support it, for the benefit of future generations. Please, Mr Blair, don’t cut its budget!

You can sign it here.