New library card opens up a world of opportunities

District Council of Mallala library users now have access to more than 3.5 million items following the launch of its involvement in the state-wide One Card, One Network initiative at Two Wells Public Library on March 25.

The network opens up a world of possibilities for library users, with cardholders able to choose and borrow from libraries across the state.

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State Library Public Library Services associate director, Geoff Strempel, officially launched the District Council of Mallala’s library service involvement, saying since the network’s inception two-and-a-half-years ago more than 130 libraries across the state have joined, 3.7 million items are available to borrow and 48 of 68 council areas have signed up, with all libraries across the state expected to be involved by the end of the year.

Mr Strempel said the network gave library users the option of borrowing and returning not only books, but also DVDs, magazines and digital items, at any library anywhere within the state.

“All the libraries in the state are now your local library,” he said.

“If you’re looking for something and it’s not on your shelf they can get it from somewhere else.”

DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington, welcomed the library’s involvement in the network.

“Our staff decided to put a new stamp on our library service,” he said.

“This now gives our residents access to all the state’s public libraries’ resources.”

As part of the initiative the Two Wells Public Library has also introduced new library cards bearing an image from the district.

If you haven’t picked up your new card yet, or you are keen to become a borrower, drop into the Two Wells library, or any of the District Council of Mallala branches, and sign up now.

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