Libraries

Books

No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries

Libraries are essential to our communities, in ways that even frequent patrons might not know.
Nicole Clark
7.24.18
entertainment

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.
Corey Atad
10.6.17
fake news

Can Librarians Save Us from Fake News?

Libraries and colleges across the country are trying to educate people into being better, more discerning consumers of news.
Arielle Dollinger
3.21.17
News

We Asked People at the Library What They're Doing There

In six years, 350 libraries have closed in the UK, with another 111 due to be axed within the next 12 months. We asked who still uses libraries, and what for?
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.30.16
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Guy Got Mad Because a Library Stocks Books by a Child Molester

Also this week: A girl was suspended from school for wearing a "Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian" shirt.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
9.18.15
Culture

The Rise of DIY Libraries

With public library funding deteriorating, some are taking the matter of printed matter into their own hands.
Max Pearl
5.7.15
Stuff

Of the Top Ten Books Americans Want Banned, Eight Feature Diversity

To grapple with why so many Americans are bent on banning books that have non-white or LGBTQ characters, I spoke with the manager of the reader services department of the New York Public Library.
Giaco Furino
4.14.15
Stuff

Anthropologist David Graeber Explains Why Dead-End Jobs Exist

His latest book, 'The Utopia of Rules,' is an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy
David Whelan
2.10.15
Comics

Francis Bear at the Library

Francis Bear and his stuffed animal pals learn how to get the most out of the library.
Gregory Mackay
12.28.14
Stuff

Finding Herpes and Cocaine in the Antwerp Public Library

Scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven tested ten of the most popular books at the Antwerp library for microbes and bacteria. They found something unexpected.
Nadja Sayej
12.6.13
Stuff

Testing Seattle's Porn-Friendly Public Libraries

I love libraries, and I love porn, but those two interests have rarely overlapped. Now that librarians at my local branch have taken a firm stance in favor of public-porn watching, I decided to take a day off and check out some hot, raw...
Sarah Galvin
10.1.13