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Rural library introduces 24-7 access service

Tullamore Library in Central NSW has claimed to be the first Australian library to be open to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

An open day on 7 September saw six members sign up for the new service. Members wishing to access the library outside of its regular hours can apply for a key to the front door, and can borrow books by using the self-service checkout machine.

Library services manager Shellie Buckle said she is ‘excited to be able to offer this extension of services at Tullamore’. ‘One of the challenges in providing library services in rural townships is deciding when is the best time to open the library,’ said Buckle. ‘Parkes Shire Council and the Tullamore Community Consultative Committee have supported this project enabling technology to be purchased and installed to offer the community access to the library when it suits them and their family schedules.’


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