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WA government cuts regional library services

Library patrons in regional Western Australia will be limited to two inter-library loan requests per month, while new-release titles will no longer be available under the program, amid changes made by the WA state government, reports the West Australian.

Changes to the inter-library loan system came after a review found WA has the highest volume of inter-library loans in Australia. Patrons who wish to request items from outside the state public library system will incur a minimum charge of $16.50.

The library cuts will be reviewed by the government at the end of a six-month trial period, with feedback from patrons to be considered.


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