Library Quality Service Charter
How to use our services
Internet and Audio-Visual
Library Orientation Visits
How You Can Help Us
At the Gozo public library, we have an extensive collection of reference works.
We preserve and collect all publications, books, periodicals and newspapers that are
published locally. We also have a substantial collection of books and publications that
have been published abroad.
We are particularly proud of our Melitensia collection. You will find all material published in the Maltese islands since 1925 as well as some earlier
works. You will also find a collection of
theses and dissertations by Gozitan students.
How To Use Our Services
At the library
you will find knowledgeable, well-trained and courteous staff who will help you with your
research and information needs.
Our notice board at the library keeps you up to date with our activities. We also provide information on job opportunities
and courses in Malta and Gozo.
do not need a membership card to use our services. You
can make use of all our reference material for free.
opening hours are:
Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Wednesday from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00
p.m. (between 1st October and 31st May)
may also contact us by visiting or writing to the:
provide the following services:
use our electronic catalogue to find the material you need.
Ask for a leaflet on how to use the system. If
you cannot find the information you want, or need guidance in your research, you may ask
the staff at reception to help you.
We issue a new acquisitions list
every quarter. Ask for a copy at
the reception. You may also access the list of material available
at various public libraries around Malta and Gozo through the electronic catalogue.
If the document you need is only available from the National Library
in Malta, we will get you a copy on microfilm. We
will contact the library on the same day of your request.
We also offer an inter-library loan system through the University of
Malta. If you need a book from the
University, call at the reception and make your request by filling in the card provided. We will submit the request to University within 1
working day. We will let you know the material has arrived within 1 working day from
receiving it from University.
We can also search for material related to your projects or
research. Call us 1 working day in advance to tell
us what you need. We will collect and prepare all the relevant material we find.
Photocopies of material are available on request. You will need to
fill a form and you will receive the copies on the same day. We will charge you €0.14 per sheet for
photocopies from manuscripts or newspapers and €0.12 per sheet from printed books and
Internet and Audio Visual Services
We offer Internet services at the library. You
can make use of this service during the library's opening hours.
Audio-visual services are also available at your disposal. We have video tapes and CD-ROMs that you may use.
organise story telling sessions aimed at strengthening reading habits in children from an
early age. These are held between October and
May every Wednesday from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
aged between eight and eleven are invited to attend.
encourage schools to organise library orientation visits. All newcomers will be taken on a
short tour of the library.
call a few days before so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
to time we hold exhibitions on various themes including the works of Maltese authors. We will inform you about these exhibitions through
the media and through posters placed in schools, Government Departments and on our notice
board at the library.
How You Can Help Us
can help us by:
handling all library material with care
returning all borrowed material on time
leaving all bags at reception
leaving all library material at reception before you leave
being courteous with our staff.
Our staff will
be happy to deal with any comments or proposals you may have. If you have any suggestions
regarding the purchase of new books, please tell us about them. We welcome all suggestions and will let you know
of the outcome promptly.
satisfaction is essential to us. We will look
into all complaints as they help us improve our service. If you would like to lodge a
complaint, please speak to our staff at the library of fill in the Feedback Form enclosed
with this Charter. You can also phone or send a letter, fax or e
acknowledge your complaint promptly and you will have a full reply within 3 working days.
You can also lodge a
complaint, make a suggestion or ask a question by accessing the
Customer Care System at www.servizz.gov.mt.
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information is available on the Charter Support Unit.
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