Imagine a public library where you can check out a book at 7 in morning or go and work at 9:30 at night, every day of the week. That’s the way almost half of Denmark’s libraries operate now. They are called “open libraries.” Staff are present only some of the time — or in some cases, none of the time — and some are even open 24 hours.
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