As libraries across the world battle for survival, one system has embraced the digital age – and in Toronto, books take a backseatIn the lobby of the downtown branch of Toronto’s reference library, a bearded man in a red shirt doffed an imaginary top hat to wave me through the gate, bowing exaggeratedly and saying: “After you, madame.”The building is unassuming at street level – brown brick, a grid of square windows – but pass through its doors and the white galleries billow upward like a hyper-intelligent car park flying through space. Continue reading Read more from theguardian.com…

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