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RiverShare Libraries Update: April, 2016


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As of June 30th, 2016, RiverShare Libraries Consortium will experience changes when the currently participating Illinois member libraries, along with St. Ambrose University Library (Davenport) and Ashford University Library (Clinton), withdraw from the consortium.

As of July 1st, 2016, RiverShare Libraries Consortium will continue to provide Iowa Library Patrons with outstanding shared services between the following 10 participating  RiverShare libraries.

Bettendorf Public LibraryLeClaire Community Library
Clinton Community College Muscatine Community College
Clinton Public Library Musser Public Library (Muscatine)
Davenport Public Library Scott County Community College
Kaplan University Library Scott County Library System

With these impending changes, over the next few months you may notice a slight change in our procedures for requesting materials from RiverShare Libraries. Please see the dates of interest below, outlining how this transition may effect current library services. Thank you for your patience during this upcoming period of transition. As always, the LeClaire Community Library will continue to provide LeClaire and Iowa residents, along with patrons of participating RiverShare member libraries, with excellent library services and a varied collection of resources and services.

If you have any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact Library Director Jillian Aschliman at or call (563)289-4242, ext. 4

 

Dates of interest in the upcoming transition:

March 15, 2016:

  • RiverShare holds and delivery services with St. Ambrose University and Ashford University libraries will end.
  • LeClaire Library patrons can continue to use St. Ambrose University Library as walk-in patrons, as they are a participating library within the State of Iowa’s Open Access Program.

April 15th, 2016:

  • Shared local delivery services continue between participating Iowa RiverShare member libraries. Additionally, traditional interlibrary loan services continue uninterrupted for items owned by other Iowa, non-RiverShare Libraries through the State of Iowa’s SILO program. If you are unfamiliar with traditional interlibrary loans  services through SILO, contact Amy Fry, LeClaire Library’s Circulation Manager for more information: . For interlibrary loan requests through libraries outside of RiverShare member libraries, some fees will apply.

May 15th, 2016, and after:

  • LeClaire Community Library patrons will continue to enjoy local delivery services and walk-in check-out privileges at any participating Iowa RiverShare Libraries, along with traditional interlibrary loan and walk-in privileges available at non-RiverShare Iowa Libraries, as supported by the State Library of Iowa’s Open Access and SILO programs.
  • Iowa RiverShare Libraries patron cards and convenient access to the shared RiverShare Libraries online catalog will continue uninterrupted.