The Gwinnett County Library System is reviewing the plan it had for several of its library branches; Lilburn, Snellville and Dacula.
According to the News article on the Library’s website, they are moving to a Regional Service Model. Under that model, the three mentioned libraries would become “Computer Libraries” and would have “Customers will be able to use computers for longer periods of time, return books, pick up holds, get library cards and use a photocopier at the computer access Library locations. These library centers will continue to be staffed by librarians and other staff qualified to address information and reference questions. You will still be able to browse the entire collection online and request delivery of materials to the pick up location of your choice.”
The way I read that is that the affected branches wouldn’t have many books… but rather would be places to pick up ordered books instead of roaming the stacks.
The Gwinnett Daily Post recently had a story about the outcry from some business and civic leaders regarding the changes. While I understand the desire to cut budgets… This doesn’t really seem to be that much of a game changer to me…