Islanders now have access to 3.7 million library items

The Kangaroo Island Library just got a whole lot bigger - to the tune of 3.7 million items!

Library member and regular user Jim Gorman with Customer Service and Library Officer Tanya Tweden. Users can search the statewide library catalogue at www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/library

Library member and regular user Jim Gorman with Customer Service and Library Officer Tanya Tweden. Users can search the statewide library catalogue at www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/library

Kangaroo Island has become part of the state-wide One Card library network, which gives local borrowers access to items in libraries all over South Australia.

Borrowers can search the state-wide catalogue online (see photo caption below for address) or ask one of the customer service staff to help them.

The new system goes live today, Thursday, May 8.

Customers will be notified by email that the item is ready and can be collected from their nominated place - the library in Kingscote or the library annex in Penneshaw.

Kangaroo Island Library members will continue to use the same borrowing card and with more than one million users on the system, members must have their card with them to borrow from May 8.

Customer service and library officer Tanya Tweden said One Card was a great system for smaller libraries and an added bonus was that Kangaroo Island members could use their library cards at any of the participating libraries across the state.

“We are excited to be part of the One Card network as it will be of great benefit to our community,” Mrs Tweden said.

“This project would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated Library and Customer Service team.

“While staff members have always been able to order books for customers from other libraries, the One Card system is a more streamlined and efficient system.

“Why not rediscover your library and the services we have to offer?”

For more information, contact Community Affairs Manager Maree Baldwin by phoning 8553 4500.

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