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WA inter-library loan program restored

Western Australia’s inter-library loan program has been restored to a twice-a-week service following the program’s suspension last week, reports the Australian.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the courier van service that ships books between libraries was suspended in June to save $1.7m over two years, with WA Culture and Arts Minister John Day describing the service as ‘non-core’.

Premier Colin Barnett told ABC radio ‘we know when we’ve been done over’. ‘It’s a little issue in the scheme of government but it’s not a little issue to people who use libraries,’ said Barnett.

Day told the parliament that while daily deliveries were not necessary, the decision to suspend the program entirely had ‘clearly upset a lot a people’. A new arrangement will see deliveries made twice a week.


Category: Library news