Parkes Shire Council officially opened the first Australian public library to be accessible for members all hours of the day, all days of the week in Tullamore in September 2016.
Two years on Council has equipped a second library to make it available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Trundle. Trundle Library members are now able to borrow, return and use the library facilities at a time that suits them.
On Friday 7th December the new self-borrowing and 24 hour access arrangement will be officially celebrated.
Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services, Shellie Buckle, is thrilled to be able to offer this new service at Trundle.
"Opening Tullamore Library 24 hours a day 7 days a week for members proved so successful it was not a difficult decision to continue this service at Trundle Library. Parkes Shire Council and the Trundle & District Progress Association have supported this project enabling technology to be purchased and installed to offer the community access to the library when it suits them and their family schedules" said Shellie.
There is an easy to use computer setup where members can borrow out and return items themselves and a process in place where members can apply for a key to the front door. It is that simple.
Library Assistant Debbie Anderson is still on deck the usual hours, 3pm -5pm Thursdays and 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Fridays. A notebook is available for members using the library outside these hours where they can ask questions, request reservations and leave comments. Debbie will follow up these questions and requests.
On Friday 7 December the community is invited to join library staff and Councillors for a 24 hour access celebration at 10.30am. Morning tea will be provided and demonstrations on how simple the new self-service is will be given.