Due to the current Corona Virus restrictions, we regret that the library is closed until further notice.
Changes in Library volunteers
Clemens Pratt has retired from the position of Librarian due to health issues. We extend our sincere thanks to him for his work and wish him a speedy return to good health.
Choy Lai, Malin Robertsson and Bill Moss are now our volunteer Librarians and any enquiries should be addressed to them. You will find contact details in PC Update.
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As a service to members of Melbourne PC User Group, a reference library of approximately 900 computer books is provided at our Moorabbin Headquarters.
Members who come in to the Headquarters may just browse books on the shelves, or borrow a book and retain it on loan for a period of one month. A limit of three books may be on loan to any one member at one time.
To assist in book selection, a link to the list of all books in the library, and a second link to the coding scheme used to classify books are given below.
Current copies of three magazines are placed on display for reference by visitors to the library:
- Australian Personal Computer
- PC & Tech Authority
- Choice Computer.
The most recent issues of these magazines are not for loan & have labels on the front indicating this. Older issues are available for loan & have labels on the front too – just write the details in the library register.
All books on the shelves are available for borrowing by members. The borrowing period is one (1) month. A member may have up to a maximum of 3 books on loan at one time.
Please register your selection in the “Library Book” On return, place the book/s in the box on the table. Do not replace on the shelves. Mark the return in the “Library Book”
Computer PC1 in the internet lounge may be used to search for Titles, Subjects etc – click on the icon labelled “BOOK LIST” on the desktop to access a list of books in the Library. Note that this is just a list of books, and cannot be used for registering borrowings.
N.B. The library is of necessity run on an honour system. Our voluntary Librarians check loans and returns once a week. Please observe the above simple borrowing rules and save our group postage and telephone calls chasing up overdue books. New titles will be added as the opportunity presents.
To help modernise the library’s holdings, donations of books within the interests of Melbourne PC User Group published in recent years are welcome – these usually need to be less than 10 years old. Cash donations for purchasing recent releases are especially welcome.
Donated books can be left in the Library Box, and cash donations left at our office at Melb PC HQ at Moorabbin during opening hours. On request, donations will be acknowledged by a notation in the books themselves.