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I know a lot of people go to the local studies to search for their ancesters

on the fiche readers or micro films, or maybe just to look up articles in their

huge collection of books.

I was there last week and I had my purse stollen, you wouldn't think it

would happen in such a quiet open place. It didn't happen when I walked away

from the table to get another book, it was while I sat studying as always they

work in twos. One distracted me at the table as the other was under the table

and into my bag. Someone told me later they had seen them, which I did at the

time but didn't suspect anything.

Searchers beware.

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Regretably the Central Library has had a problem for a long time. Then of course some years ago someone managed to steal the lifesize bronze bust of Hunter from the top of a set of high shelves i Local Studies. It was never recovered.

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Unfortunately, it is a major problem there. I used to work in the building and people were having things stolen

almost every other day.

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I have my purse in a bum bag so is with me all the time but if you can't do that then yes lock it in a locker. A library is like any public place. Never leave your valuables unattended.

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What's happening at the Sheffield Archives , Shoreham Street, it now only opens three times

per week and where have all the longstanding experienced staff gone like Gillian, Robin and Graham?

The new searchers were not getting much help when I last visited, it was as though no one

seemed to know what was needed.

I did half read something last week about it going to be run by volunteers ????? surely not.

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Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library are already having their hours cut from Sept. There is a survey online to see what we want from our library services as other cuts are planned.

Have your say either by filling in forms at your local library or here - www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraryreview

From Sept 1st

Opening Hours from 1 September 2012

Archives

  • Monday - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - Closed
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm

Local Studies Library

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Friday - 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm

Lyn

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