Library Opens Access Outside Regular Hours
As part of a new service launch, Fort Worth Public Library cardholders may access materials and resources outside of regular operating hours at the Northwest Branch Library.
The new service, “Open Access”, allows a cardholder 18 years and older to use their Fort Worth Public Library card to enter the building during set extended hours each day when the library is normally closed. Visitors may use their library for self-service functions such as checking out materials, printing/copying documents and using public computers. Existing cardholders must agree to specific service terms and have staff enable Open Access on patron library cards before accessing the service.
“Open Access is just another way we are working to remove barriers between the public and the resources available inside our buildings,” said Library Director Manya Shorr. “We are looking to implement this service at locations where, for example, we see a large commuter population that may have difficulty accessing the library during the day. We’ll expand this service with careful consideration.”
Open Access started at Northwest on Sept. 3.