On Thursday evening, a special event was held to celebrate the re-furbishing of the Headingley library. Guest speaker Peter Hoare gave a talk about the historic relevance of libraries in the UK. He was intoruced by Professor Alistair Black from Innovation North (see picture). A tour through the library was organised to see the newwly refurbished rooms. One feature of the new installation is an RFID-based electronic book checkout - it was mentioned that his is only the 2nd installation of such a system in the UK.