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Library users, borrow more books, keep ’em longer

By johnboy - 3 August 2009 26

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that the library service is going to let you have more stuff and for longer.

    “Library users are now able to borrow an unlimited number of books, CDs and DVDs for up four weeks and renew items – not requested by another user – up to three times,” Mr Stanhope said. “Previously 30 items could be borrowed for three weeks and renewed only once.

    “The new rules aim to encourage library users to borrow more items more often.”

    Mr Stanhope said restrictions would apply to items in high demand.

    “Popular items will be restricted to a two week load period to ensure everyone has an opportunity to borrow these titles.”

Does anyone really need to borrow 30 books at a time? Really? Bearing in mind that serious research does not get done in the ACT’s public libraries.

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Library users, borrow more books, keep ’em longer
Postalgeek 9:15 am 04 Aug 09

To those with such a voracious reading appetite that 30 books every three weeks isn’t enough, may your corpulent brains find peace with these changes.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:03 am 04 Aug 09

Joshua said :

Addison said :

oh no, you’ll have to wait a little longer for something you want that’s free.

cry me a river.

Do you even understand the concept of taxation? You must often wonder what life would be like if you’d had enough oxygen at birth.

breathe in, breathe out…

smilesr 8:31 am 04 Aug 09

Gungahlin Al and etc: children (even babies really – mine was around 1 year old) can get their own card, and what’s more… they don’t get fines.

But extending the time to 4 weeks is excellent. Not sure about unlimited borrowed items??! Does that mean someone can officially borrow the whole library?

Gungahlin Al 5:08 am 04 Aug 09

That should be “JB said…”

Gungahlin Al 5:07 am 04 Aug 09

Snarky said :

Does anyone really need to borrow 30 books at a time? Really?

Clearly you don’t have children.

Joshua 3:39 am 04 Aug 09

Addison said :

oh no, you’ll have to wait a little longer for something you want that’s free.

cry me a river.

Do you even understand the concept of taxation? You must often wonder what life would be like if you’d had enough oxygen at birth.

caf 10:03 pm 03 Aug 09

Bearing in mind that serious research does not get done in the ACT’s public libraries.

I have it on good authority that all the serious research into the Reptoid threat is done at Dickson library.

Thumper 9:53 pm 03 Aug 09

Pity that you’ll need a car and a car park to transport your 30 books back home.

Snarky 8:47 pm 03 Aug 09

Fiona, the ebooks are great 🙂 Found a way to get the mobipocket versions to my mobile (nokia 6110)and have been happily pulling ’em down to read anywhere. A few minutes waiting here, a few minutes waiting there adds up to easy reading. No late fines – the books just fail to open after 3 weeks. Delete the old files, download new ones. Great stuff!

Fiona 7:49 pm 03 Aug 09

“cry me a river.”

haven’t heard that line in a little while. thank you 🙂

Been awhile since I went to library. Not sure where my card is, or what the opening hours actually are.

They have a head of ebooks for download on the website though! 🙂 no waiting! (except at the end of the month when my download speed becomes woeful)

http://ebooks.library.act.gov.au

Addison 7:19 pm 03 Aug 09

The Brad said :

Waiting on Reserved books will now increase by 25%.
An already painful wait on books just became more painful, depending on how they interpret high demand items.

oh no, you’ll have to wait a little longer for something you want that’s free.

cry me a river.

Wraith 7:03 pm 03 Aug 09

Just because Jon keeps getting late fines………….

Snarky 6:52 pm 03 Aug 09

Does anyone really need to borrow 30 books at a time? Really?

(w days holidays down the coast) x (y people who give you their reading requirements) x (z weeks of library closed and therefore unable to borrow new books) = “30 books? Yep, we’ll just squeeze it” It doesn’t happen every week, but it does happen

Bearing in mind that serious research does not get done in the ACT’s public libraries.

Sez who? Granted, it wasn’t PhD research, but stuff on plumbing, building and paving added up pretty quick for me. Don’t be so presumptuous.

jessieduck 6:15 pm 03 Aug 09

I’m excited about it- Thank you Library

The Brad 5:52 pm 03 Aug 09

Waiting on Reserved books will now increase by 25%.
An already painful wait on books just became more painful, depending on how they interpret high demand items.

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