The burden of this study is that the nature of perceived
adult learning is changing, and that provision for it
is changing too, and growing both quantitatively and in importance: libraries and librarians, public and
academic, have been engaged in this field for years,
and the changes in it now offer both problems and
opportunities. How can the profession react to this
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.