New app makes library services just a click away

August 28, 2017 by  

Castle Hill residents are being provided with an opportunity to access the Hills Shire Library Services by clicking a button on a free mobile application just released.

Called Spydus, the app gives its users the ability to manage library memberships, gain access to the facility’s extensive catalogues, renew loans and save reading material to read at a future date.

Customer services group manager for Hills Shire Council John Dean said the app makes it possible for members to access information from the library at any time and from anywhere.

“The app makes it easy to search The Hills Shire Library’s extensive and very popular catalogue,”

he said.

“And then once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can easily check its availability at your local Hills Shire Library branch.”

Mr. Dean said personal visitors to the library will still have access to everything from internet access to photocopy and printing services but the new app provided a convenient alternative to those who couldn’t attend in person.

“We want our residents to have access to a wide range of learning resources, workshops and activities, and that means providing both physical and virtual options,”

he said.

Other services available at the library include internet and computer services, monthly book deliveries to housebound residents, pet registration, rate payments and room hire.

Residents are able to download the Spydus app on Google Play or from the Apple App Store at any time.