Thursday, 7 June 2012

New Improved Library System For Cambridgeshire


Residents using Cambridgeshire Libraries will soon benefit from a new improved IT system.

The system, being installed in the coming weeks, has been jointly purchased with Suffolk County Council saving Council Tax payers money. It will include an improved library catalogue and will give customers access to a wider range of services.

To ensure the system is installed successfully, libraries across the county will need to close for a brief period, usually one day. However, during this time library book loan periods are being increased, meaning disruption will be kept to a minimum. Information can be found on our website about the closures - www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/news/new_lms.htm

The following services will not be available between 11-22 June 2012:

  • Telephone renewals
  • e-books or online information sources
  • Online catalogue, renewals and requests 

All other services will continue as normal and customers will be able to borrow and return items in libraries. The public computers and WiFi will remain available for existing members, but new members joining from 11 June will not be able to use these facilities until the new system goes live.

Local Parish Councillor Andy Pellew said "It's important that the Library service keeps pace with advances in technology and so this does seem to be a welcome, if long overdue, change.