One Card Network

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Objective

To provide the entire South Australian community with access to the holdings, online resources and digitised items of all public libraries, utilising a single borrower card.

Background

Led by the Libraries Board, and through a Memorandum of Agreement between State and Local Government, public libraries have always worked as a collaborative network, sharing local resources for the benefit of all South Australians.

In 2010 the Libraries Board developed a business case to establish a single Library Management System for all South Australian public libraries that would improve services for the public library users and leverage lower operating costs through consortia purchasing. The business case was subsequently endorsed by the Local Government State Executive and the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts.

Benefits

  • Enables library patrons to use any public library across the state through the use of a single borrower database.
  • Equitable access to a single shared library catalogue of over 4 million items accessible to all patrons 24/7.
  • Significantly improved system features and functionality for public library staff and their patrons.
  • A strengthened and viable public library network able to undertake ongoing reform to meet the changing needs of patrons.
  • Seamless access to online information databases, e-resources and the digital holdings of the State and National Libraries for all public library users.

What this means to the patrons of the Salisbury Library Service

The Salisbury Library Service was one of the first libraries in South Australia to join the new SA public library One Card Network' enabling patrons to borrow and return items at any South Australian public library with their current library card.

The service offers 24/7 access to the state-wide online catalogue where millions of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines can be found and reserved with a click.  When items become available, they will be delivered for collection to the Salisbury Library Service or any other SA public library that the patrons nominate.

Social media, online databases, e-resources and digital holdings of SA's public libraries will also be integrated into the online catalogue.

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