Lake Mac Libraries

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who shared their stories as a part of the engagement about how we can continue to transform our traditional library service into one that is reflective of the needs and wants of the community, now and into the future. This is an exciting time for our libraries and for Lake Macquarie residents. Check out the engagement report here!

Thank you to everyone who shared their stories as a part of the engagement about how we can continue to transform our traditional library service into one that is reflective of the needs and wants of the community, now and into the future. This is an exciting time for our libraries and for Lake Macquarie residents. Check out the engagement report here!

Consultation has concluded
  • Cataloguing success – iPad winner claims her prize

    almost 4 years ago
    Kylie 2

    Congratulations to Kylie Evans of Belmont whose contribution to our Lake Mac Libraries – Be a part of our story – has seen her win a new iPad mini.

    The suggestion to improve our library catalogue by introducing a “did you mean?” function to searching was one of Kylie’s great ideas when she spoke to Council staff at Belmont last month.

    Library Section Manager Jo Smith said that Kylie’s suggestion has been incorporated into planning for a new catalogue and library management system, which is currently underway.

    “The library catalogue is essential...

    Congratulations to Kylie Evans of Belmont whose contribution to our Lake Mac Libraries – Be a part of our story – has seen her win a new iPad mini.

    The suggestion to improve our library catalogue by introducing a “did you mean?” function to searching was one of Kylie’s great ideas when she spoke to Council staff at Belmont last month.

    Library Section Manager Jo Smith said that Kylie’s suggestion has been incorporated into planning for a new catalogue and library management system, which is currently underway.

    “The library catalogue is essential to our business. Making searching easier will improve our customer’s experience and access to all Lake Mac Libraries resources and services,” Jo said.

    An engagement report and outline of how Council will continue to plan and improve our library services following the consultation will be available soon, so keep watching this space.

  • Help us improve Belmont and Edgeworth libraries and you could win an iPad Mini

    about 4 years ago
    Ipad in books

    The community is invited to be part of our story by helping Lake Macquarie City Council drive the transformation of traditional library services at Belmont and Edgeworth into libraries that reflect the needs and wants of the community, now and beyond.

    Council’s Library Section Manager, Jo Smith, said Council and the community have proven that library spaces can be flexible to allow for a variety of programs and events to be delivered, with Cardiff Library being a prime example.

    “The relocation of Cardiff Library last year as a shopfront in Cardiff’s business hub has been a positive step for both...

    The community is invited to be part of our story by helping Lake Macquarie City Council drive the transformation of traditional library services at Belmont and Edgeworth into libraries that reflect the needs and wants of the community, now and beyond.

    Council’s Library Section Manager, Jo Smith, said Council and the community have proven that library spaces can be flexible to allow for a variety of programs and events to be delivered, with Cardiff Library being a prime example.

    “The relocation of Cardiff Library last year as a shopfront in Cardiff’s business hub has been a positive step for both library members and Council, with a 71 per cent increase in visitation and 48 per cent increase in loans, compared to last year,” Ms Smith said.

    “It’s important for Council to provide spaces for the community to connect and interact, as Cardiff Library is.

    "Belmont and Edgeworth libraries already provide a significant contribution to their communities, including supporting education and literacy programs and providing recreational activities. To build on the strengths and maximise the potential of these important spaces, we’re inviting the community to give their feedback on how we can make Belmont and Edgeworth libraries relevant now and into the future.”

    The person who provides the most creative or innovative ideas for Belmont and Edgeworth libraries will win an iPad Mini. Terms and conditions of this competition are available on http://www.lakemac.com.au/library-services/terms-and-conditions.

    Be part of our story by dropping in to:

    Belmont City Centre, Tuesday 26 May, 2-5pm;

    Edgeworth Town Square, Thursday 28 May, 2-5pm; or

    have your say, on http://haveyoursaylakemac.com.au/lake-mac-libraries