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EMBARGO ON SALE OF STIRLING LIBRARY BOOKS

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An embargo has been placed on the disposal of books owned by Stirling Council library service after it sold the onl...
An embargo has been placed on the disposal of books owned by Stirling Council library service after it sold the only copy of 15th century religious work in Scotland, the Scotsman reported (16 Oct, p12).

The book, St Thomas Aquinas's unfinished work 'Summa Theologica Pars Prima' was sold at Bonham's in London for nearly£26,000 to raise extra cash.

Conservative councillors demanded the embargo and to know why the decision to sell the book was never discussed at committee level.

Council's chief executive Kieth Yates said the book was sold to raise funds for the library service, in order to keep it open on Saturdays, and the decision did not need committee aproval through the council's delegation scheme.
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