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Gippsland library trials 24-hour access

Foster library in Gippsland, Victoria, is running a trial to give its members 24-hour a day access, reports the Age.

Members will use a swipe card to enter the library outside of staff hours and can borrow books and pick up holds placed online through a self-checkout kiosk. West Gippsland Libraries chief executive Leanne Williams said 12 people had participated in the induction since it launched in August, and that she expected services to be rolled out across the West Gippsland Libraries network.

Public Libraries Victoria president Chris Buckingham told the Age the trial could ‘have significant implications for the whole sector’. ‘Public libraries are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to improve services to their community,’ Buckingham said.


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