Stanton Annual Report 2016-17
Welcome to Stanton Library’s online Annual Report. The information has been presented around the themes of Connect, Engage Learn and Create. These themes have been inspired by our mission statement, customer service charter, and our values.
The Year in Review – 2016/17
As part of the Master Plan for Library Services in North Sydney, a major project completed this year was the refurbishment of the library entry. The library closed for three days in January for the removal of the large, boat shaped desk which sat in the entryway to the library. The installation of RFID units that allowed customers to return their own items, meant one function of the old desk became redundant. This allowed its removal and the installation of a new, purpose-built customer service desk. The entry way to the library is now open and welcoming with a clear service point. In response to the new layout, we’ve received many compliments from customers. The customer service desk has been as busy as ever, with the new desk attracting many customers seeking assistance.
The Lower Ground Floor (Children’s & Youth Library) and Ground floor courtyards have also undergone refurbishment. The former has a new garden filled with native plants; the latter also with a new garden, as well as new café tables and chairs, lounge seating, outdoor power points and drinking fountain.
Earlier this year, we introduced a new library catalogue, providing simpler searching through a single search box, and linking all of our digital collections and databases directly to the catalogue. The library also subscribed to a discovery layer to allow simpler searching across our subscription databases.
Last year I reported that the State Government had announced two Metro stations were to be built, one in the North Sydney CBD and one in Crows Nest/ St Leonards. The North Sydney CBD metro will now include a station entrance on McLaren Street, within easy walking distance of the library. Options for establishing branch libraries in the North Sydney and St Leonards CBDs are being considered by Council under the Library’s Master Plan.
- Library Services Manager, Rebecca Aukim
2016-17 in numbers
Interesting stats and facts (210KB)
We aspire to provide a welcoming and inclusive library service for our community. A service that inspires and supports wellbeing, lifelong learning, a love of reading, community connectedness and creative thinking.