Library's hot new online profile

QUEANBEYAN City Library has marked their next chapter with the launch of their new official website and Facebook page.

Library manager Peter Conlon said the new website provided more online services to users and would be particularly helpful for those residents who aren't able to visit the library.

"There is a section on new books and a Good Reads service with reviews and information to help people find a good book to read. [There is] an online catalogue which will allow people to explore the diverse collections including fiction books and magazines, DVDs and music and a wide range of subjects in the non-fiction area," he said.

"For those people not able to visit the library regularly there are online information services where people can research a topic, download an eBook, or check, renew and reserve items online from your home computer, or iPad, or other mobile device."

Mr Conlon said many of the resources and services available at the library were also available online. They include a history, heritage and culture section with links to historic images and books and resources to trace family history and details on heritage events.

Previously the library's online services were provided through the Queanbeyan City Council website. Mr Conlon said the new standalone website would be easier for users to navigate and for communication.

Residents can provide feedback and send in their questions to library staff via the website as well as make suggestions regarding books to buy.

In addition to the new website, the library now has its own Facebook page which will provide regular updates on library events and activities.

The new website is just one of the many recent changes for the local library. It's been 18 months since the library moved to its new site at Rutledge Street and 200 solar panels were installed on the roof late last year.

The new library website can be found at library.qcc.nsw.gov.au and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Qbynlibrary. For more information contact the library on 6285 6238.

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