Backlash against cuts to library services leads to reinstatement

Backlash against cuts to library services leads to reinstatement

PUBLIC uproar against a move to cut the popular inter-library loan service has led to it being reinstated.

Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey said she had received a number of complaints about the move and lobbied Culture and Arts Minister John Day to have the service reinstated.

“The inter-library loan service has, for many years, allowed even the smallest libraries be gateways to tens of thousands of library items from across the state,” Ms Godfrey said.

“Many Western Australians have grown up with this wonderful service and so it was no surprise that the announced closure of the service brought about such a public uproar.”

“I received a number of complaints about this proposal and, after speaking with a number of like-minded Members of Parliament, we raised this issue with the Minister for Culture and the Arts.

“This upswell of support has led to the service being reinstated.”

Ms Godfrey said it was a great response and thanked all those people who voiced their support for the service.