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IN libraries getting more computers

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VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) - Starting next year, more Indiana libraries will be getting more computers.

The State Library and Historical Board mandated that all libraries have a minimum number of computers based on how many visitors each branch serves.

Those computers must also have an online catalog and library website.

Evansville Vanderburgh Library officials said they already meet the requirements and have one computer for every 2,000 patrons.

"We're exceptional in almost all the standards with the exception of the public access computers where we exceed," Amy Mangold with the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library said. "However, in order to come into that exceptional category we would have to add more computers and that would be very difficult due to space constraints in several of our locations."

After Governor Daniels and Attorney General Zoeller approve the requirements, they will take effect next January. 

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