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preliminary study of the involvement of public libraries with adult learners final report for the period 13 December 1978-30 April 1979 : report to the British Library Research and Development Department on project S1/G/297 by John Allred

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Published by Public Libraries Management Research Unit, School of Librarianship, Leeds Polytechnic in Leeds .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Libraries and adult education -- Great Britain.,
  • Libraries and adult education -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Allred, Wendy Hay.
SeriesReport - British Library Research and Development Department ;, no. 5491, British Library research & development reports ;, rept. no. 5491.
ContributionsHay, Wendy, joint author., British Library. Research and Development Dept.
LC ClassificationsZ718.8 .A44
The Physical Object
Pagination59 leaves ;
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4215738M
ISBN 100900738170
LC Control Number80495365

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