LETTER : British Library on the move

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The Independent Online
Sir: The British Library regrets the cuts it has had to make to its activities and services, which Marianne Macdonald (report, 4 April) correctly states have been forced upon us by a shortfall in grant-in-aid from Government.

In deciding how to live within its funding, the library has given very high priority to moving into and operating successfully from its new St Pancras building. Sacrifices have been made specifically to ensure a speedy move. Indeed, over recent months the library has actually accelerated its moving schedule, reflecting its high level of confidence in the Department of National Heritage's construction programme.

Brian Lang

Chief Executive

The British Library

London NW1