Nova Scotia’s library users and locavores have reason to rejoice: they can now return their library books while picking up their seasonal veg. Starting this month, Libraries Nova Scotia will offer a drop box at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
The market drop box is part of Libraries Nova Scotia’s “Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere” service, which allows library card holders at any of the participating university, community college, and public library systems to return borrowed items at the branch of their choice.
The service was first launched as a pilot project in 2009. In the two-year pilot stage, more than 20,000 items were returned under the program. BARA was made a permanent service in 2011.