I am really disappointed that Wandsworth are introducing fees for book reservations. I think it will reduce the amount of people using the library system.
If there were problems of abuse of the system, there are other ways of
dealing with it, such as banning those that don’t play fair, not all the innocent people who do not abuse the system.
Plus, the fee itself is so high.
Many supermarkets sell books outright for as little as £3, and Wandsworth are charging half that just for reservation!
Why is the fee is so high compared to other libraries in the same london libraries consortium?
e.g. Richmond 60p adults, 30p concessions
can only reserve items in stock that are available for loan. There is no
charge for reserving in stock items.”
The latter is not introducing a charge for items in the Library consortium as far as a I can see.
Why not have a consulation with local people to see if they want the reservation fees to come back?