‘What’s in London’s Libraries’
Information at your fingertips!
As from this week, Merton’s library users will be able to access services and search for books in all of London’s libraries via the Internet, as part of a brand new service, ‘What’s in London’s Libraries’.
The new initiative means that information from all public libraries in London has been brought together and it is now available to everyone in the Borough of Merton via a user-friendly website.
The service has been made possible thanks to the People’s Network, a lottery-funded project to connect all public libraries to the Internet.
As well as searching for books, it is also possible to find out about library buildings and services across the whole of London. Each of the 33 boroughs, including Merton, has entered details about their libraries into a central database. The website not only covers addresses and opening times, but also facilities and services such as free Internet access, children’s activities, reading groups and special subject collections.
Gordon Brewin, Library Operations and Performance Manager for Merton, said,
“The scheme is a good example of how libraries can work together to share resources, for the benefit of everyone. I hope that the residents of Merton will find it really useful.”