Li­brary ser­vices tri­als

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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.

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