The City's library introduces new system to make things easier for users

The City’s Library Services Head for Information Communication and Technology, Emma Bezuidenhout has reassured Capetonians that there are no major changes with the new system that's been introduced.

There were concerns from library users that the new system will put an end to interlibrary lending and it will affect the number of books that may be borrowed.

But Bezuidenhout says there is no truth to these claims and the new system is intended to make things easier for library users.

Our new library management system has got few new features which are a great plus for our library services and adds value to our patrons.

Emma Bezuidenhout, City’s Library Services Head for Information Communication and Technology

They are introducing Opac - the online public access catalogue.

There's going to be new Opac launched and we can't wait to have that on the system for our patrons.

Emma Bezuidenhout, City’s Library Services Head for Information Communication and Technology

We are still investigating a solution for eBooks but that's one of the new features. At this point we are looking at eSources and you can already get a lot of magazines and newspapers for free. All you need is to be a member and you can download all this for free.

Emma Bezuidenhout, City’s Library Services Head for Information Communication and Technology

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