Smart libraries

A liveable city is about more than just new jobs and better roads. More leisure options mean exciting events and vibrant local markets, with better facilities and venues for all ages to enjoy. With more than 528,000 visitors on average each month throughout 2017-18, Council libraries have several initiatives that have improved accuracy, efficiency and library service delivery.

The Brisbane Square Library book sorter was the first of its kind in Australia, installed in November 2006, automatically transporting, checking-in, sorting and depositing returned items on trolleys ready for staff to shelve.

A full Radio Frequency Identification solution provides accurate and secure management of the library collection across all libraries and facilitates efficient customer self-service, enabling staff to deliver more high value services to the community.

Library Wi-Fi is now a well-established, reliable service and essential enabling platform for customers across the library network.

The 24/7 online library offers extensive collections and resources to meet residents’ reading, information and learning needs, and coding and robotics programs support digital inclusion and the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills, building capability and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.

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