#librarylove #librarylove spread the library love!

February 11, 2016 – 1:16 pm

Move over St Valentine’s because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love.

The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the  profile of the services which libraries offer.

So what can you do to share the #librarylove on Library Lovers’ Day?

Some suggestions….


A few facts about libraries in Australia (from ALIA):

  • There are 203 university libraries, used by around one million staff and students every year;
  • There is one public library service point for every 15 000 people and more than seven out of ten public libraries are open for more than 30 hours per week;
  • more than 171 million items were lent to 8.6 million members of Australia’s public libraries. There were more than 112 million customer visits annually, or more than 9 million per month;
  • There are more than 9,000 school libraries and some 12 million people visit our National, State and Territory libraries every year.
  • Behind the scenes, 2,000-plus special libraries provide services for business users, lawyers, health professionals, government officials and other information consumers.

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