Just seen this comment on The Guardian‘s coverage of the live protests:

1.01pm: Hannah Freeman reports that campaigners at Oxford central were told that the library was not under threat – and would be receiving extra funds. Yay!

To cheer this news seems pretty naive to me. It’s the county’s central library, so it probably wasn’t under realistic threat in any case. And it seems reasonable to suppose that if several other library services are closed, it’ll face a much higher demand than before. The council aren’t really providing a better service – they’re just saving a bit of face. 👿