Library policies and advisory committee

Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee

The Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee (MorLAC) advises Council on library matters and performance.

A Councillor and twelve community representatives are members of the committee.

Moreland citizens who wish to raise any issues in relation to the library service are invited to contact the Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee through Council.

A selection of highlights from The Moreland City Libraries Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF 316Kb) which were presented at the February meeting are available for viewing. 

Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee (MorLAC) Expression of Interest

Moreland City Libraries is seeking a new committee member to represent the north of the city at the Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee (MorLAC) until July 2020.

The Moreland Libraries Advisory Committee (MorLAC) Committee’s goals are to:

  • Act as a structure through which the views and interests of the Moreland community on library-related services can be raised for the attention of Council and Council Officers.
  • Provide community consultation and feedback on Council policy, procedures and strategies relating to libraries.
  • Consider reports and provide feedback in relation to the performance of the library service
  • Inform and contribute to reviews of library services.
  • Act as a body for marketing the library service to the community and strengthening an understanding and appreciation of the positive roles the library service plays in fostering life-long learning, community connectedness and wellbeing.

If you are a resident in the North-West Ward of Moreland and you would like to contribute to the future direction of library services in the City of Moreland, please complete an Expression of Interest form (DOC 104Kb) by Monday, 29 July 2019. Library staff can provide you with an application form. 

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact: Georgina Earl, Unit Manager Library Services Ph 9389-8616 Email gearl@moreland.vic.gov.au

Library policies

The resources and services of Moreland's library service are for the benefit and use of the whole community.

Council has a range of policies to maximise the efficient operation of services and to make sure everybody can access materials and services.

Rights and responsibilities of library members

Access to membership of the library service and the rights and obligations of members are in the Library Use Policy (DOC 66Kb).

Library loans

Policies on the loan of resources including the number of items which may be borrowed, the length of time that something can be borrowed and any charges associated with lending of items or use of facilities are outlined in the Library Loans Policy (DOC 70Kb).

Library collections and resources

The range of library collections and resources is outlined in the Library Selection and Collection Development Policy (DOC 168Kb) 

Using the internet and checking email

Guidelines for public use of internet and printing facilities are in the Computer, Internet, Wireless, Printing and Photocopy Conditions for Public Use  (DOC 82Kb).

Library Service Strategy

The Library Services Strategy 2019 is based on the outcomes of a strategic review of Moreland’s library service that was undertaken in 2018. The review included consultation with the community and with a range of stakeholders.

This strategy provides clear directions and priorities for the continuing development of our library service.

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Library User Survey

Moreland libraries survey a random sample of library members every year. The results of the surveys are listed below and show the satisfaction rates of library users in percentages of 'very good' or 'good'.

Library User Survey satisfaction rates

Very Good/Good (%)

  2009  2010  2011  2012 2013 Variation 
2012 - 2013

Variety of materials

79

77.4

77

78.8

75.3

-3.5

Availability of items

71

73.5

73.8

77.4

72.3 

-5.1 

Public access to the Internet

68 

71.4 

65.4 

74.6 

73.8 

-0.8 

Public access to personal computers

67.5 

66 

63.3

71.9 

71.2 

-0.7 

Catalogues

82 

80.6 

79.7

80 

79.6

-0.4 

Ease of finding items on shelf

78 

82.9 

79.3 

79.4 

78 

-1.4 

Library's overall layout

79 

83.1 

78.9 

80.3 

72 

-8.3 

Environment of the library

84 

83.5 

78.4 

84.2 

76.7

-7.5 

Staff assistance in finding information

95.8 

94.8 

96.6 

96.5 

95.2 

-1.3

Speed of service

88 

86 

90.7 

88.1 

91.7 

 3.6

Overall satisfaction with customer service

95.6 

95.4 

96.3 

95 

95.8 

 0.8 

Overall satisfaction with library service

 90

 91

 92.2

93.3

90.1 

 -3.2

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