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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Passport scheme

We've had a passport scheme in Manchester health libraries for some years, but are only now in the process of producing eye-catching literature to hand to potential users. Most libraries in our scheme offer physical access to libraries, PCs etc. Some (us for instance) allow users to enrol on traiing sessions. Very few, as yet, allow external users (you know what I mean) to actually borrow materials, which must be the next step. Speaking as a potential health consumer rather than as a health librarian, I'd find it hard to understand the rationale whereby an NHS could not visist and use any library that was convenient. What do others think?

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