We're talking about libraries - an emotive subject which sees fiercely protective instincts kick-in when the words 'budget cuts' and 'libraries' are used in the same sentence.
We're living in a time when the tide of austerity has not turned. This means we need to think differently about libraries and the service they offer to residents and visitors.
Do libraries remain a vital resource, providing cultural enrichment for all, regardless of your age and background?
We're speaking to three people in the know who can tell us more.