What you need to know about the city’s library system
In the city of Montreal, it’s a city with a big city, big public library, and a big library system.
The city of 10 million people has the highest per capita population of any Canadian city, with an annual average of over $100,000.
As of 2018, there were nearly 9,000 licensed libraries across the province.
In the suburbs, it was more like 10,000, and many of them were small to medium-sized, such as the Hôtel de l’Est and the Hauts-de-France, with fewer than 20 patrons.
“A large number of our libraries were in small town areas,” said Michel Delfier, director of the municipal library system in the eastern city of Trois-Rivières.
“They’re not as big as some of the larger cities, but they’re still large.”
The number of licensed public libraries in Canada, in terms of number of patrons, has grown by roughly two-thirds since 2010.
It’s also grown in every province and territory except Quebec, where the number of libraries has remained constant.
While most of the cities have had more than a handful of libraries in the past decade, a few are now experiencing a shortage of books.
“It’s becoming more of a problem as the population grows,” said Jean-Michel Bonnet, who has been the city manager of Troi-Rivet for three decades.
He says the city is getting hit by a lack of books, especially those that are needed for social services.
“We have some very small libraries that we have to close for social workers, for child care,” he said.
“And some of them are really small.”
It’s no secret that libraries in Quebec City are having trouble filling their shelves.
The number is higher in Quebec than anywhere else in Canada.
In a recent survey of library and bookstores by the Association for Library and Information Technology (ALIT), a trade group, more than half of respondents said they were not sure where to find books to use.
More than half (54 per cent) said they did not know where to go for information on library systems, the group said.
The library system is also experiencing a surge in demand for books.
Last year, the city received $1.1 billion from the provincial government, and $900 million from the federal government.
That means the city now has a library system worth about $2 billion.
While it’s not a huge sum for a small city like Troi and its surrounding area, it is a substantial sum for the province and its citizens, said Delfiers.
“That’s a lot of money to fund libraries, to fund public services,” he added.
Delfiest said he thinks there is a growing trend to use books as a tool for social justice.
“When we are in conflict, we use books,” he explained.
“As a society, we need books.
In fact, Delfiere says libraries are often the only thing the city has available that is accessible to people of different backgrounds. “
The books are not just for teaching, they are for learning and sharing.”
In fact, Delfiere says libraries are often the only thing the city has available that is accessible to people of different backgrounds.
“There’s this kind of tension between the books, which are for children and the children who can’t read, and the kids who can read, but who don’t have the time to read,” he recalled.
The problem for libraries isn’t that they’re overcrowded or understaffed, Delferies said.
It is that many of the public libraries that exist don’t offer a good enough reading experience.
“Many of the libraries are small,” he pointed out.
“So they are often, in some cases, the only place in the city for the library to be open, so they have to do the most reading.”
In Quebec City, the problem is compounded by a shortage in staff and equipment.
According to the library’s website, there are only 1,935 staff in the library system at any given time, and it is estimated that only 2,000 staff are needed to maintain and operate the library.
There are also issues of staffing.
The Quebec government’s library audit committee, which is made up of representatives from the libraries and public agencies that serve the city, said it has heard from a significant number of people who are having difficulty accessing the services they need to read and to participate in activities.
“Our audit committee heard from people who have been asked to fill out forms, fill out job applications, or they have questions that are beyond their capacity to answer,” said Anne Dufour, who chairs the committee.
“Sometimes they have no books at all.”
A study by the university of Montreal’s Department of Linguistics in 2018 found that Quebec’s public libraries had “exceeded capacity,” and it recommended the provincial and federal governments work together to address the problem.
According the university’s study, Quebec has the