history vs accesibility, one town's problem

history vs accesibility, one town's problem.

Is removing a stacks wing to make a public library more accessible the same as turning a church into condos? A storm is brewing over the Amesbury Public Library in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has kept a list of
libraries around the state that have destroyed or altered their stack
wings to improve their buildings. The commission has endorsed these
demolitions because they have allowed libraries to provide access to
the disabled, meet earthquake codes, eliminate fire liabilities, and
use limited sites more effectively. [linkoday] [librarian.net : a library weblog]

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