Kaipara libraries join nationwide network
Kaipara district libraries will turn a new digital page this month with the launch of their new library system, Kotui.
The Kaipara District Libraries group is joining more than 36 other libraries nationwide already using Kotui – a shared library system offering benefits to customers.
As the system changeover takes place, Kaipara libraries at Dargaville, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai, Maungaturoto and Paparoa will be closed from Tuesday March 13 Wednesday March 14.
Acting chief executive of Kaipara District Council, Peter Tynan, said training for the new software has been intensive and he would like to thank staff and volunteers across the district for the time and effort they have put in.
“We also want to thank our customers for their patience as we adapt to the new system.”
Kaipara’s libraries stock more than 56,000 items for borrowing, including books and DVDs.
“Because it's a database that is nationwide, we'll have better information about our resources available to the customers.
“It's about libraries working together to provide all of their customers with easy, fast and effective access to the local, national and international resources they need to live, learn and earn.”
Kotui is owned and operated by the National Library of New Zealand in conjunction with the Aotearoa Peoples Network – Kaharoa. Currently 35 councils utilise the Kotui system.
“The catalogue is easy to use and an improvement on what we currently have, so anyone wanting to make the most of it can let us know,” says Peter Tynan.
Kotui will be available at Kaipara district libraries from March 15.