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Scotland trials national ‘One Card’ program

Scotland has launched a trial of a ‘One Card’ program in Scottish libraries, reports the Bookseller.

Five councils are taking part in the six-month pilot program, which will be extended to the whole country if successful. One Card gives cardholders access to more than 120 libraries and 1.6 million books, and is supported by the government’s Public Library Improvement Fund.

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: ‘If successful, this pilot will pave the way for a national library card, which will make it easier for people to take advantage of library services wherever they are in Scotland.’

The project will run across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Highland, and Perth and Kinross councils.


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