The threatened elimination of a statewide inter-library delivery service has librarians such as Kate Byroade, director of Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester, concerned.
The service, called Connecticar, provides a statewide delivery service to 225 public and academic libraries. If a resident borrows an item from any public or academic library, it may be dropped off at any library, and Connecticar will return it to the owning library.
A private contractor provides delivery to 125 libraries. The books are delivered to libraries daily and catalogued by a librarian.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget eliminates funding for the $287,234, 36-year-old program, as well as funding for Connecticard, a cooperative borrowing program among the state’s public libraries.
Connecticut: "Statewide Inter-Library Delivery Program at Risk"
Filed by April 3, 2011on