The Neighborhood Library as an Information and Referral Center

  • Robert K. Yin
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy: Cities and Development book series (EDPC)


Most neighborhoods have an informal network that transmits information within the neighborhood. The traditional network consists of the people in the neighborhood: (1) the residents themselves; (2) those—such as the druggist, the apartment house superintendent, the retail store proprietor, or the locally elected government official—whose neighborhood roles bring them into frequent contact with many of the residents; and (3) local institutions such as the settlement house, the church, and the school, whose primary activities are neighborhood oriented.


Informal Network Public Library Neighborhood Information Library System Referral Service 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Yin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Case Study InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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