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If you are a Library user please read below a press release from our Libraries concerning temporary closures  in order to install RFID technology.

The City of Unley will temporarily close both its library branches to complete the installation of a new collection management system that takes advantage of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, giving customers greater flexibility and efficiency when borrowing and returning library items.

Goodwood Library: closed from Monday 2 May until Monday 9 May, 2016
Unley Civic Library: closed from Monday 16 May until Monday 29 May, 2016

Unley Libraries Manager Hanlie Erasmus said alternative arrangements will be in place to minimise the impact on customers.

“At no time will the entire library service be closed – when one branch is closed the other will be open extended hours. The after hours return facilities will still be in place at both libraries,” she said.

Each year over 200,000 people use the Unley Library and over 90,000 people use the Goodwood Library, so the new RFID technology will significant improve the libraries service provision.

“With over half a million loans each year, providing an easier and more efficient system for our users is critical. The new system will give our customers more options and enable our staff to direct more time and energy to intensive queries, such as assistance with digital technology,” said Ms Erasmus.

The improvements are part of a state-wide implementation across the SA library network.

Unley Libraries will officially launch the new system on Monday 30 May 2016. Extensive support will be available to assist customers in using the new technology.

For further information, please contact the Unley Libraries on 8372 5100 or visit