Changes to li­brary loans

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

CHANGES to in­ter-li­brary lend­ing for pub­lic li­braries in WA have been made with the aim of a more ef­fec­tive, eq­ui­table and sus­tain­able ap­proach for the fu­ture.

The changes in­clude no in­ter-li­brary lend­ing of any fic­tion item for 12 months from the ac­ces­sion date of the item. This ap­plies to fic­tion in all for­mats for both met­ro­pol­i­tan and coun­try li­braries.

Cus­tomers from met­ro­pol­i­tan li­braries will have ac­cess to a to­tal of 12 in­ter­li­brary loans per mem­ber per an­num.

Cus­tomers from coun­try li­braries will have ac­cess to a to­tal of 24 in­ter-li­brary loans per mem­ber per an­num.

Pa­trons are en­cour­aged to ac­cess ti­tles in all avail­able for­mats be­fore re­quest­ing a hard-copy in­ter-li­brary loan.

Book club items will not be supplied via the ILLs sys­tem.

This ap­plies to both met­ro­pol­i­tan and coun­try li­braries.

To bor­row items from other li­braries, cus­tomers can join and bor­row di­rectly from any pub­lic li­brary in WA sub­ject to their mem­ber­ship con­di­tions.

Items are to be re­turned to the pub­lic li­brary from which they were orig­i­nally bor­rowed.

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