Depending on what news you listen to or read the government is proposing the closure of between 300 and 1000 UK libraries in the next couple of years. The library I work in is the biggest branch in the county town of where I live, so it's unlikely that it will be closed, however the closure of our reference library which is in a separate building has been announced (along with the loss of jobs for most of the staff there) and will be merged with our services in April. I'm on a temporary contract, and I reeally don't think that my contract will be renewed. Tis all a bit scary in library land at the mo. Especially because nobody knows whats going to happen...or if they do know they're not telling us!