Oldham libraries become greater with access to millions more books for members

Oldham library users are now able to borrow books from other libraries across the region.

The borough and six other Greater Manchester councils’ libraries networks will operate a shared online catalogue system – giving access to 2.8 million books and other items held within the participating library services.

People in Oldham can now search for books in any of the participating councils’ collections, reserving items using their existing library card.

Manchester, Bolton, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Trafford and Oldham councils are all included in the shared Library Management System (LMS) scheme, as are Blackburn with Darwen Council – with Tameside joining later this year.

The Library Management System will make it easier for customers to find information and books, creating a single library catalogue for all the different areas.

Oldham Council Libraries cardholders will be able to access stock belonging to other participating library services*.

For more information about how the service works, visit: https://oldham.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/FAQ?HOMEPRMS=GENPARAMS