Seniors: What They Want and What They Get in Canada's Public Libraries

Robertson, Guy
December 2001
Feliciter;2001, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p304
Presents the views of senior citizens on public libraries in Canada. Difficulties encountered by senior citizens in public libraries; Services demanded by senior citizens from libraries; Need for better lighting and clearer signage in public libraries.


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