Gloucestershire library system to save £250K
6:01pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
LIBRARY-users in Gloucestershire are being reminded that a big switch over to a new system will take place next week.
The county council has invested in a new library management system to pave the way for a more interactive and user friendly service, which will save over £250,000.
It is expected that visitors will see a huge range of new benefits.
Those registering their email addresses will get reminders three days before items are due so they can return or renew, saving money in library fines.
It will also be easier to search the library catalogue, see what’s new and link to eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Increased security will include a new PIN for borrowers and automatically restricted borrowing rights for younger children, keeping them safe.
Customers will also soon be able to do more things online including paying a fine or even joining the library.
During the switch over, disruption is expected between Sunday, October and Wednesday, October 9.
Library-users are being reminded to get prepared this week by renewing, taking out extra items or downloading eBooks and eAudio to their devices this week in advance of the switch over dates.
To help reduce disruption all library loans have been automatically extended to cover four weeks from 16th to 28th September so renewals don’t clash with the system switch over dates.
For more information on the changes, ask your local library’s staff or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries or follow @gloslibs on Twitter.
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