Published on 01 May 2023
We know inter-library loans are valued by our members and we have been working hard to find a solution since this service was suspended. The peak body, Public Libraries Victoria, has been considering how to balance the rising costs of logistics, courier and other operational services with retaining access for members to the wide network of items we collectively hold.
Corangamite Moyne Library Service is proud to confirm we will recommence inter-library loans on 1 May 2023.
Some changes apply:
What are the factors that have led to these changes to the inter-library loan program?
It is an unfortunate reality that increasing costs have impacted many aspects of our service, whether sharing items among our library network or providing inter-library loans; both are resource-heavy.
Victorian public libraries have worked together to identify ways to reduce the costs of delivering inter-library loans. We have streamlined services, identified the most cost-effective methods of moving items across the state, and considered the most equitable ways to ensure all libraries receive value for money.
Weighing the needs of you, our members, and our responsibility to provide the best value service to our community, it is our belief that a restructured program is preferable to the permanent suspension of this valuable service.
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