Overdue library items are in the spotlight

WITH THE recent return to normal opening hours for the Mildura, Merbein and Red Cliffs libraries, it’s more important than ever for library members to return overdue items.

Many residents are taking advantage of the increased opening hours introduced late last year, however are either unable to find the items they’re looking for, or are forced to wait long periods due to thousands of overdue items.

The combination of normal opening hours and 24-hour return chutes at Mildura, Merbein and Red Cliffs libraries mean library members can return items at any time that suits them.

Mildura Mayor Jason Modica encouraged library members with overdue items to return them as soon as possible.

“The past 12 months have been a disruptive time for many of us and our libraries have played an important role in keeping people connected, entertained and engaged through the numerous items and programs on offer,” Cr Modica said.

“To ensure our libraries can continue doing this, it’s important library members return any overdue items so that other people in our community can enjoy these same benefits.”

While Council’s libraries do not charge overdue fees, members may be billed for the replacement of library items if they are not returned.

All returned items continue to undergo quarantine and cleaning before being returned to circulation.

For more information contact Mildura Rural City Council Libraries on 5018 8350, or your local library.