Library service gets a digital overhaul
Your library service is improving, from 4 March library users in the borough, alongside 16 other local authorities in the Libraries Consortium, will have access to a new and improved digital platform.
The self service library machines will be out of order for a short period while updates are made, please go to the counter during this time where a member of staff can help you. To allow for the new system to be fully implemented all libraries will also be closed in the morning until 1pm on Thursday 7 March, after which normal opening hours will resume.
As part of the changes all alerts for Hackney Libraries, such as overdue notices and reservations, will be sent out electronically either by text or email. This mean that reminder letters, which currently cost the Council £5,000 per year, will no longer be sent out. Instead these funds will now be reinvested back into the borough’s libraries.
Ahead of the system update the libraries service is asking residents to make sure their contact information is up to date to ensure they are receiving library alerts. Users can do this by logging into their account via the libraries website or by speaking to a member of staff.
Library users will have access to even more resources and efficient systems thanks to this digital update, which will also see savings made that can be reinvested back into Hackney’s library service. Make sure your contact details are up to date ahead of the launch in March.