Tag Archives: Circulation

New Anne Arundel library policy allows residents to borrow up to 99 DVDs

“The ultimate challenge: 99 movies. One hundred sixty-eight hours — if you don’t require sleep. Anne Arundel County Public Library has upped the number of movies residents can check out at one time to 99. The previous limit was 10 — five each from two different categories. “It’s always been confusing to our customers how many DVDs they can check out,” said library spokeswoman Christine Feldmann. “We heard from staff that customers were looking to check out more… There was no downside for us.” (via capitalgazette.com)

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American Girl dolls are at home in Manassas, Leesburg libraries

“Kit, Julie, Molly, Kaya, Josefina, Samantha and Addy rarely have the chance to get together these days. The American Girl doll collection at Bull Run Regional Library in Prince William County is kept on a shelf behind a counter. But, one day recently, Kit Kittredge sat there alone. The friends had been checked out by some of the library’s youngest patrons, who can now borrow the dolls just like books.” (via The Washington Post)

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Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study

“The OhioLINK consortium and OCLC Research collected and analyzed circulation data for libraries within the consortium. The study, which examines the circulation of 28,475,701 items from over 100 academic libraries, is the largest and most diverse compilation of academic usage data for books ever collected.” (via ACRL)

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Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers

“This spring, your next packet of garden seeds may come not from a hardware store or nursery, but from your local public library.Fighting to stay relevant in the digital age, public libraries have taken to lending all manner of weird and wonderful items: hand tools, baking pans, fishing poles, telescopes and knitting needles, among others. Dont like the memoir offerings at your local branch? Bring a USB thumb drive, plug it in at one of several massive Espresso Book Machines and print a hard-cover copy of your own memoir — or any other obscure title the library doesnt keep on hand.”

via USA Today

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Check out that art: Henderson libraries go beyond books

“The library isn’t just a place to find a book, use a computer or check out a DVD. It also serves as a community space that allows people to find volunteer opportunities, grab coupons or even get a piece of art. “Libraries have always tried to be relevant to the community,” said Tom Fay, the executive director of the Henderson District Public Libraries. “I think most (library) systems try to address the flavor of the community.”

via ReviewJournal.com

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Library Users Like Non-Fiction

Amanda Iacone – “From coin collecting to roof repair, local readers prefer non-fiction books to any other type of material available through the Allen County Public Library.”

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