Public library services for a multi-cultural society a report produced by a joint working party of the Library Advisory Council and the Community Relations Commission Education Committee.

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ContributionsLibrary Advisory Council (England), Great Britain. Community Relations Commission. Education Committee.
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Revised Edition. Commission for Racial Equality, London (England). This paper argues that the multicultural society which exists in Britain today requires libraries to be more sensitive and responsive to the needs of minority groups.

Public library service for a multi-cultural society: a report produced by a joint working party of the Library Advisory Council and the Community Relations Commission.

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