Interlibrary Loan Service May Return in Early June

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICES –Over the last weeks, OLS-North revised its 2019-2020 program budget to prioritize investments in programs and services that have the most impact to Northern Libraries. The Interlibrary Loan postage rebate is included in those services. Interlibrary Loan will hopefully be available again to all libraries in early June.

“It is now clear that provincial cuts to the Ontario Library Service will impact programs and services beyond Interlibrary Loan. The diminished capacity of OLS-North to deliver those programs will negatively impact our public libraries, and we believe that even programs and services that are maintained will operate at a reduce capacity due to extensive personnel cuts.

We believe these cuts have disproportionately and unfairly impacted libraries in Northern Ontario and jeopardize our ability to provide equitable library service in the North. We are also dismayed that the Government chose to make these cuts without undertaking any consultation with Northern libraries about what the impact could be on our organizations and our patrons.”

QUOTED FROM “A STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF NORTHERN ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.”

SOURCE – Wawa Public LIbrary

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