BROCKVILLE – Libraries in Brockville and across Leeds-Grenville will have their inter-library loan service restored.
In a joint statement from the CEOs of the Southern Ontario Library Services and the Ontario Library Service – North, both said they worked with the provincial government on their budgets to “focus on programs that have the greatest impact to public libraries and their users.”
As a result, inter-library loan services across the province were being restored as of Saturday (June 1). The system will see SOLS and OLS – North provide partial reimbursement to libraries for delivery of resource materials through Canada Post.
It may take a few days for the Brockville Public Library and others to get their systems up and running because, as of late Sunday night, BPL still had a notice on its website that the service was suspended.
Leeds-Grenville Progressive Conservative MPP Steve Clark said a number of constituents had contacted him about the loss of the services. “I’m pleased a solution has been found to restore this important service,” he wrote Friday in a Facebook post.
The inter-library loan service allows borrowers to request books, DVDs and other materials from another library outside of their home branch.
The service was suspended in April after a 50 per cent budget cut to libraries in the provincial budget.