Library details: Libraries West is a Consortium.
This library is affiliated with Libraries West (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,500,000 volumes. The library circulates 9,000,000 items per year.
Other Info: LibrariesWest is a partnership of seven public library services in the south west of England. The services work together to share costs and offer enhanced services to customers. Dorset and Poole have joined existing members Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire, resulting in a 'coast to coast' service. LibrariesWest serves over 2.1 million people across an area of nearly 2,300 sq miles. Customers can use their membership card in any one of the 150+ libraries across the consortium to borrow, return, renew and reserve items, and use the computers to access the internet and office programmes. Customers can also access a joint catalogue of over 2.5 million items, which all customers can borrow from, including books, DVDs, spoken word, music CDs and computer games.
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Organizational structure: It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Symphony||2015|
|Previous Automation System||OpenGalaxy|
|(* Older versions of SirsiDynix Symphony were called Unicorn)|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Libraries West (view map)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
Record History: This listing was created on Dec 24, 2007 and was last modified on Jan 2, 2018.
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