The Alice Springs Public Library
is a free public library
service in Australia
. While the library provides traditional library services to the community of Alice Springs
, it also supplies a unique distance service to the remote people of Central Australia
. While officially named the Nevil Shute Memorial Library, the name is little used.
The physical library is on the corner of Leichhardt and Gregory Terraces, Alice Springs. However, remote users can also access the library collection via the . This catalogue provides access to not only the Alice Springs library service, but also the collections of all public libraries in the Northern Territory
Whereas the services of most public library services is tailored for those within a local government area, people living outside of the Alice Springs Town Council boundaries may also become Borrowers. This is a service for residents of out-lying areas who are not able to make regular visits to Alice Springs. These members live more than 100 km from Alice Springs but south of Barrow Creek
although the service is also available for those who have their mail delivered via Alice Springs Post Office.
Items are delivered by mail planes which service central Australia and returned using a freepost address in order to ensure equity of access to information for those who live in one of the most scarcely populated areas on earth.
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