The WiFi Library

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

British Library

Incidentally, today’s blogging so far come to you from the British Library. I’m covering a conference here, and the whole site has wireless access. An outfit called Building Zones is providing free wireless access all day. Hurrah.

The conference is great, but you’ll have to be an *Estates Gazette *reader to read about it, because I’m here on their shilling.

However, it’s been mentioned that the wireless hotspot here is one of the busiest in London. People use the Library both for research and as something approximating to a serviced office. The Library’s proximity to both Euston and King’s Cross makes it an ideal business location, and the WiFi fees are providing the place with an extra income stream. So, modern WiFi and laptops are helping pay for old, old books. The bibliophile in me loves that.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.