Noosa Library’s new BookShelf

Noosa Library Service is excited to officially launch the BookShelf @ Peregian!

The BookShelf @ Peregian is the first of two library book-vending kiosks that will be installed within Noosa Shire. 

The kiosk is located in the foyer at the new Peregian Beach Community House and is open Monday to Wednesday, and Friday 9am to 2pm.

A second Library BookShelf kiosk will be up and running within the next few months and will be located inside the Pomona Community House.  Peregian and Pomona are our two busiest Mobile Library locations.

The kiosks are part of our new outreach/community-based library services, implemented with the aim to provide easier and improved access to library items and extend library services beyond the Noosaville and Cooroy Library branches.

This self-service kiosk, supplied by Quantum Library Supplies, contains a range of popular and recently published fiction, non-fiction, and junior books and holds more than 200 items.

Borrowers can view the item’s available to borrow, swipe their membership card to open the door, take the items they want and the door automatically closes. The system works in reverse when items are returned, and the kiosk is re-stocked as books are borrowed and returned to the cabinet.  A returns chute is provided to accommodate oversized library items that don’t fit within the kiosk.

Artwork from local first nations artist and author/illustrator Gregg Dreise, is featured as part of the kiosk design. Gregg has written and illustrated a series of children’s books and his artwork on our library kiosks builds upon the artwork he created for our children’s membership cards. We are thrilled to be able to showcase his work on the new BookShelf kiosks.

The new Library kiosk service is in addition to the weekly Mobile Library service. Our new Mobile Library vehicle is currently being built, with the plan to be on the road in early 2023.

More information is available on the Noosa Library Service website.

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