City of Boroondara Library Service joins Arcus

MELBOURNE, 1 SEP 2014 -- The large inner Melbourne library service in the City of Boroondara has migrated its RFID solution to Arcus.

The library service has 5 branches running RFID, and in total Arcus is running on 8 security portals, 22 workstations, four sorting machines, and 20 self service stations.

About Boroondara

This area was originally part of the hunting grounds of a Wurundjeri clan of the Woiwurrung people. In 1837, John Gardiner and his family were the first Europeans to settle here.

Surveying the area that same year, Robert Hoddle declared it the 'Parish of Boroondara'. As the area was densely wooded, he took the word from the Woiwurrung language, translating it as 'where the ground is thickly shaded'.

The first local government body was the Boroondara District Road Board, formed in 1854 and incorporated the areas which were to become Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell.

Hawthorn and Kew were created as separate municipalities in 1860 and the remaining area of the Road Board became Boroondara Shire in 1871. This later became the City of Camberwell.

With the amalgamation of the Cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn in June 1994 the City of Boroondara was created.

Camberwell Library