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Monday, March 26, 2012

Shortlist of companies bidding to run Croydon libraries revealed (UK)

The five shortlisted bidders to run library services in Croydon have been revealed. Along with Wandsworth Council, the local authority has been working to find a partner to take control of its libraries. The five shortlisted companies are understood to be LSSI, Civica, Essex County Council, Greenwich Leisure Trust and John Laing. LSSI (Library Systems and Services) are an American company set up in 1981 who run 17 public libraries in the US. It has stated it wants to move into the UK market and has said it is committed to working with local councils

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