Library services trials
LIBRARIES throughout the City of Gosnells will be part of two major trials involving loan and courier services.
Local libraries will be part of state-wide changes to the Inter Library Loan Service, while a new courier service to support disability employment services will also be trialled.
Every year, thousands of items are transferred between the City’s four libraries and other local government libraries across the State.
The changes to the loan service will be trialled for six months from this month onwards before it re-evaluated.
The courier service will be trialled for two years.
The change to the courier service will provide employment and other benefits to people with disability.
The WA Local Government Association will soon advertise for a disability enterprise to undertake the service.
Under the changes to the loan service, fiction items will be made available for inter-library loan from 12 months after they are purchased.
Customers from metropolitan libraries will be eligible for up to 12 inter-library loans each year (24 loans for regional library customers).
If a library customer requests an external loan from outside the WA public library system, a fee based on recovering costs may be charged.