New ways to access books on go

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The new library lockers at Baulkham Hills Library will provide Hills residents with a new and easy way to get their hands on their favourite reads, as well as other library resources.
Open 24/7, the lockers located outside the front of the Library will operate similar to a parcel locker, or click-and-collect service.
Library card holders can reserve their items online through the Library Catalogue and select the “library lockers” as the pick-up location. When the items have been picked, an email and SMS will notify the borrower, along with a code to unlock the locker. Items can be collected for up to three days.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said this was a great example of the work this Council was doing to ensure residents continued to have access to services, especially at these challenging times.
“We know how popular our libraries are and we also know how busy our lives can get,” Mayor Gangemi said.
“That’s why we want to make sure our residents can access this popular service at any time of the day, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. We also want them to remain safe.
“These lockers are an innovative way to access and borrow from our library collection without needing to set foot in our libraries.
“It’s perfect for people on the go and those who are needing to be extra cautious, especially at this time,” Mayor Gangemi added.
Adding to this service, Grab and Go Bags are now available for pick-up from your local Library branch. These themed bags – such as fantasy, action, sci-fi and much more – come pre-packed with five books hand-picked by our librarians. Both children and adult bags are available.
The Hills Shire Library Service is also hosting a virtual seminar for parents, guardians and carers of Year 12 students on Wednesday 16th February. The online talk, which is presented in partnership with the Positive Vibes Foundation and Headspace, will provide tips on how to support your Year 12 student as they complete their final year of high school. To book your place at the How to Support your Child’s Wellbeing during the HSC seminar, visit the Hills Shire Library Service website.
All library items can also be returned contactless at the 24-hour return chute at all Hills Shire Library branches.
Start searching the Library’s catalogue or find out what other services they have on offer by visiting: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Library
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