Reading-Room Plan at Library of Congress Will Hurt Service, Critics Say

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Under a controversial plan, subject-specific reading rooms would be integrated into a "centralized service point" located in and around the famous Main Reading Room in the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building.
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A plan to consolidate several reading rooms at the Library of Congress and offer "one-stop shopping" to patrons in search of information has rattled some library staff members, who worry that it will undercut specialized reference services and...

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