Opinion It’s Time for Public Libraries to Get Creative April 26, 2010August 5, 2018 happyorright1 Comment SWINDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Alison Prince, from the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries carries a box of books in the new Book Storage Facility (BSF) on October 7, 2010 in Swindon, England. Currently empty, the new 26million GBP building will see the largest book move in the 400-year history of the libraries. Comprising 154 miles of shelving, the facility is an enormous purpose-built warehouse with a capacity of holding 8.4 million volumes. 6.5 million volumes will be moved in the first phase beginning November 2010. The facility is built from 850,000 bolts and 1 million rivets. The total area of shelf surfaces inside the facility is equivalent to 16.5 football pitches. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) This is what Phil Shapiro claims. I am fortunate to live next to a creative library. I understand what he is saying but Libraries may be a dying institution.