Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere Library Program Continues

first_imgLibrary users in the province will be pleased to know the popular Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere pilot program that allows users to borrow books at one location and return them at another is here to stay. For example, a book borrowed at the Kentville Library can be returned at any public, college or university library in the province. “This is great news for library users who enjoy the convenience of this service already,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Nova Scotians work hard and, with a struggling economy, flexible, convenient and economical options for entertainment makes life better for families.” The program was developed by Libraries Nova Scotia, a collaboration of all public, college and university libraries. During the pilot phase, launched in October 2009, over 20,000 items were returned under the program. “We have seen how much our borrowers value and use this new service and the response from library users has been extremely positive,” said Donna Bourne Tyson, university librarian at Dalhousie University. “This program makes the most effective use of library collections provincewide and provides an added level of convenience to our borrowers. Library staff are proud of this service enhancement and pleased to support it.” To borrow items, simply bring identification or a public library card to get a free membership at any participating library. To return borrowed items, drop them off at the nearest library. Libraries Nova Scotia was formed by Nova Scotia’s university, college and public libraries to improve library services. More information on the Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere program is available at www.librariesns.ca .last_img

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