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Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

alanf
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Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

From today holders of public library tickets for any library in England, Wales or Northern Ireland can borrow from any other such library. Scotland is not yet part of the scheme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8275830.stm
I was surprised to read that there are some libraries that require no ID.  That seems reckless given that one can borrow many books, CDs, DVDs etc. on each ticket.
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Re: Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

I should imagine that a great amount of library users are of the older generation who either do not have internet access or are wise enough not to trust the all information found there Wink

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alanf
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Re: Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

If you prefer internet access, a public library ticket entitles one to free access from home to a number online reference sites. For example from the Oxford University Press
http://www.oup.com/uk/academic/online/library/available/
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Plans include letting readers order books online - which would then be delivered by post, with prepaid envelopes to return them.
The DCMS says it wants to make libraries more like successful bookshops, with cafes and a wider range of activities.

What a joke!
I can remember when you could fill in a request card.
If you were prepared to check in a few days at the library, cost was nothing.
Otherwise, you could pay the cost of the stamp to be notified.
Last time I looked, it cost £1 a book for this "service".
My library is so full of CD's, DVD's, games, comics and computers that there isn't much room left for books.
(Except the old ones that they are trying to sell).

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Re: Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

Anything that makes libraries more widely used is good but I share your concern alanf about security.
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Re: Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

Does your Essex ticket work in Florida?
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Re: Public Library Tickets Usable Outside Own Area

I must give it a try Wink  As far as I know here in Fl. residents are limited to a number of libraries that the local City subscribe to.  Have to say I am very impressed with their system here but there are talks of cuts in the service for financial reasons.