Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Speaking in Croatia (Part 5) - Pictures of the Pula City Library

[From Part 4]

Here's City Library of Pula, where the Librarian's Weekend session was held. Quite modern looking, since it was a fairly new building.

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One level down - Internet terminals, where members have to pay a small fee (apparently, some city libraries choose to charge a fee while some -- like Zagreb -- opted not to). I saw some teens playing online games; adults using the office productivity software:
Pula City Library

Also on the same level: Children's section:
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I like how they've the soft toys on top of the shelves. The kids at the library (on those two days we were there) were well-behaved. In fact, all the users (not more than 30 in the entire library) were well-behaved. They were quietly doing their work or browsing. No kids running about etc (but I'm not sure if they have the usual rowdy crowd on weekends).
Pula City Library

There was an exhibition on recycling/ environment, and they had these cute looking robots made out of discarded materials:
Pula City Library

One level up: The adult section (they don't seem to have a dedicated Young People's section, unless I missed it)
Pula City Library

I like their book displays:
Pula City Library

This display rack was an extension of the shelf:
Pula City Library

They still utilise a manual check-in/ out system. Didn't see any self-check machines, and they are not into RFID yet.

[Next, Part 6: Public library spaces in Rijeka City]

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