Libraries truly do bring the world together as a recent phone call demonstrated. One of our patrons phoned the library as she was having difficulty accessing the online databases that are freely available for all registered borrowers to use. After clearing up what was simply a keying error, she mentioned that she was logging on to utilise the Encyclopaedia Britannica database from HangZhou China! HangZhou is a port city approximately 130km South West of Shanghai.
Google maps indicates that it’s around a 10,000km journey from Tea Tree Gully to HangZhou, and whilst we don’t advocate kayaking across the Pacific Ocean as Google maps recommends, it’s great to see that we can provide an international service!