Sunshine Coast Council libraries upgrading
  • Friday 26 February 2010

Sunshine Coast Council libraries are making it much easier for library members to search for books and other items to loan, thanks to a major upgrade.

But it will mean the online system will not be available for the public to search and reserve items between Monday 1 March and Wednesday 3 March 2010, while the computer upgrade is being installed.

Manager of the Learning Communities Branch, Ross Duncan, said the work was necessary to improve the service of libraries across the Coast, and came two years after delivering a singe regional library card to the region.

“This faster and more efficient search and reserve system enhances our role as knowledge provider at the heart of our community,” Mr Duncan said.

“Once it’s done, we will have easier ways to search for the item you want, or browse for items based on popular genres, such as romance, comedy, the latest bestsellers and many others.

“With more than 600,000 items to borrow, and over 120,000 library members, we are keen to make improvements wherever possible to satisfy our customers’ needs.

“However, this software upgrade will cause minor service disruptions for customers. So we have extended the usual time limits on items - any reservations made will not expire during this period, and items which were due for return during this period will not become overdue.

“While staff is doing everything to minimise disruption, we are confident our customers will be happy with the outcomes of our efforts to improve the service.”