Midwest Libraries Consortium welcomes Cue

Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 12:22:39 PM

Library resources in the Midwest continue to be shared far and wide as part of the Midwest Libraries Consortium.

Established by the City of Greater Geraldton in 2016, the Consortium also includes Shires of Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Dandaragan, Mingenew, Northampton and most recently – Cue.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it is so great to see a collaborative approach to sharing resources and databases.

“The Midwest spans vast distances so it’s extremely useful for our regional libraries to share the same databases and resources,” he said.

“It also gives our regional customers more options when it comes to library services.

“It’s really great to see so many regions come together for one common goal.”

The Consortium offers a free, one-card system which shares the same library database, meaning readers can move between libraries easily and borrow items at any of the involved shires’ libraries. 

And most of the Consortium libraries also have their catalogues online also.

This system also includes improved access to eResources such as eBooks and audiobooks, and also Kanopy – a video streaming platform delivering indie, classic, festival and educational documentaries.

Moving away from the common stereotype, today’s libraries offer so much more than just books, with children’s activities, WIFI and internet services, heritage collections, festivals and special celebrations, and community meeting spaces.

The Geraldton Regional Library is located at 37 Marine Terrace and is open seven days a week.

To view their full opening hours and for more information head to https://library.cgg.wa.gov.au/

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