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Text messages sent in error  - 30 Mar 2015

 

Selwyn Libraries would like to apologise for an error last week that resulted in erroneous text messages being sent out to our customers who had signed up for hold notices by SMS. The text messages were sent by the Kōtui Library Management System that we share with over 20 other NZ libraries. During the process of joining Ōpōtiki Library to this national consortia an error was made to the text messaging component . The texts  that some Selwyn Libraries customers may have received  appeared to be sent from Ōpōtiki Library, this was not the case.  However, because the system is both automated and private Kōtui was unable to send individual apologies.


Please be reassured that your privacy has not been compromised; the SMS was sent centrally, and not from Ōpōtiki Library.

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Library hours over Easter  - 30 Mar 2015

Selwyn Libraries wishes you and your family a Happy Easter!

Our library branches will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will be open on Saturday 4 April from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

As always our eCollections are available all day, every day!

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An evening with Bob Docherty @ Rolleston Library  - 17 Mar 2015

Come along and help us celebrate our revamped Rolleston Library!

Join us to hear children's book expert Bob Docherty talk about the latest and greatest in Children's and Young Adult fiction.

  • When: Wednesday, 1 April 2015 between 7-8pm
  • Where: Rolleston Library of course
  • Bookings: phone Rolleston Library 3472880 by 25 March 2015

Look forward to seeing you there!


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New self-issue kiosks at Rolleston & Lincoln libraries  - 10 Mar 2015

We are very excited to advise that new self-issue kiosks will be installed at Rolleston and Lincoln libraries next week.The new kiosks use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and will allow customers and staff to check items in and out faster.

Self-issue kiosks are commonly used throughout New Zealand and Australia and we are proud to have this technology available for our customers at Selwyn Libraries.

Library staff are looking forward to helping customers use the kiosks and show them how quick and easy they are. Three clear steps tell you how to issue books yourself and one of the great things is you can check out several items at once!

Bring your library card with you and remember, our friendly, capable library staff are there to help you.

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Results of eBook use survey   - 10 Mar 2015

A survey looking at the use of our eBooks and ePlatform was sent out in our January eNewsletter. We have now collated the results and, while we appeciate the time taken by those who did complete the survey, we did not receive sufficient responses to make changes based solely on customer views. The change we will make is to alter the loan period to three weeks; this will be effective from 16 March 2015.

You may have noticed some new release titles have been recently added to our eCollection, for example:

  • Deadline by John Sandford
  • The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Twisted by Linda La Plante

They are published by Simon and Schuster who have a strong title list which is broadening our eBook collection. We look forward to bringing you more great eReads!

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