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I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can go
to the library and barrow books.
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I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open.


Apparently they've been open since 12th April?

https://librariesonline.stoke.gov.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?p=7d3d1c0a-3760-11e5-bfe1-03ba06ef7900&v=c9dc7b41-daa0-406a-bde6-9c5e518c32dd#Open%20Access
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On 12/06/2021 09:52, Broadback wrote:

I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can go
to the library and barrow books.


Libraries (currently) have different kinds of "open". Few will allow you
to wander around, looking for books. Their doors are guarded by masked
librarians (or are they Security?) Some claim to have "click and
collect", without there being anywhere on their website to "click".
Sometimes you can reserve books, and maybe collect them when arranged...

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Max Demian wrote:
On 12/06/2021 09:52, Broadback wrote:


I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can
go to the library and barrow books.


Libraries (currently) have different kinds of "open". Few will allow you
to wander around, looking for books. Their doors are guarded by masked
librarians (or are they Security?) Some claim to have "click and
collect", without there being anywhere on their website to "click".
Sometimes you can reserve books, and maybe collect them when arranged...


The one in our village is open - SWMBO wanders round to choose her books.
Me - I use the on-line version.

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I simply wish to know when I can go
to the library and barrow books.


Your library must be more generous than ours if you can borrow by the
barrowload. ;-)

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On 12/06/2021 11:48, Max Demian wrote:
On 12/06/2021 09:52, Broadback wrote:

I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can
go to the library and barrow books.


Libraries (currently) have different kinds of "open". Few will allow you
to wander around, looking for books. Their doors are guarded by masked
librarians (or are they Security?) Some claim to have "click and
collect", without there being anywhere on their website to "click".
Sometimes you can reserve books, and maybe collect them when arranged...


Quite a few will let you electronically borrow books to use on an
e-reader of some sort. Several formats supported by our library.

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On 12/06/2021 13:56, Martin Brown wrote:
On 12/06/2021 11:48, Max Demian wrote:
On 12/06/2021 09:52, Broadback wrote:

I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can
go to the library and barrow books.


Libraries (currently) have different kinds of "open". Few will allow
you to wander around, looking for books. Their doors are guarded by
masked librarians (or are they Security?) Some claim to have "click
and collect", without there being anywhere on their website to
"click". Sometimes you can reserve books, and maybe collect them when
arranged...


Quite a few will let you electronically borrow books to use on an
e-reader of some sort. Several formats supported by our library.


Ours used to use RB digital, and just as I had got used to it,
they went and switched to something called 'Libby' which has all
the look and feel of something aimed at 10- year olds.

They didn't even bother to migrate the RB didgital login details.

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On 12/06/2021 13:46, Tim+ wrote:
Broadback wrote:
I simply wish to know when I can go
to the library and barrow books.


Your library must be more generous than ours if you can borrow by the
barrowload. ;-)

Tim


OUrs has in recent years flogged off vast amounts of books from
their archive stores and almost all the CD's and DVD's. The
argument that 'hardly anyone borrows CDs any more' seems a bit
over zealous, because they didn't occupy much space anyway.

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Andrew wrote:
On 12/06/2021 13:56, Martin Brown wrote:
On 12/06/2021 11:48, Max Demian wrote:
On 12/06/2021 09:52, Broadback wrote:

I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open. The web site is so complicated i cannot make
head not tail of it. Is it me being thick or is it the site at fault?
Perhaps some kind person could help. I simply wish to know when I can
go to the library and barrow books.

Libraries (currently) have different kinds of "open". Few will allow
you to wander around, looking for books. Their doors are guarded by
masked librarians (or are they Security?) Some claim to have "click
and collect", without there being anywhere on their website to
"click". Sometimes you can reserve books, and maybe collect them when
arranged...


Quite a few will let you electronically borrow books to use on an
e-reader of some sort. Several formats supported by our library.


Ours used to use RB digital, and just as I had got used to it,
they went and switched to something called 'Libby' which has all
the look and feel of something aimed at 10- year olds.


They didn't even bother to migrate the RB didgital login details.


Surrey Libraries are on their 4th different system. Currently it's Libby.
Unlike its predecessor Libby will allow you to read on more than one device
and keep them in sync.

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However this is a classic case about accessibility and why its going to
benefit all users. There are places for pretty web sites and cluttered web
sites, but for things that the general public have to access who are not on
the web all the time, a simple clear list of services that go directly to a
list of the most important information is really the best way to go, in my
view. It seems to be the web builders who are out of tune. The old bang for
your buck designs may have been fun to do but not so funny when you are in a
hurry and just want to know when your garden bin is due to be emptied or the
library opening hours.
Brian

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Broadback wrote:

I am trying to get information on if and when the library in Stoke on
Trent city will be open.


Apparently they've been open since 12th April?

https://librariesonline.stoke.gov.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?p=7d3d1c0a-3760-11e5-bfe1-03ba06ef7900&v=c9dc7b41-daa0-406a-bde6-9c5e518c32dd#Open%20Access





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Brian Gaff wrote:

However this is a classic case about accessibility


The site didn't seem to have a skip navigation link, so I linked to the
anchor of the relevant paragraph, doesn't your screen reader jump
straight there and start reading?
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