- Borrowing Information
The [ Technical Processing Services ] Department is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and processing library collections and materials in both hard copy and in electronic format. At the "New Books Display" area, you will find some of the library's most recent acquisitions of new arrivals and bestsellers, both fiction and non-fiction. This area offer readers a chance to explore and find personal enrichment and knowledge with a wide-ranging assortment of interesting books. The [ Best Sellers ] are chosen primarily from the New York Times Bestseller List. The Library also acquires highly regarded contemporary fiction and non-fiction that does not reach bestseller status, and selected books are placed in the "New Arrivals" collection. The books in the "Bestsellers" and "New Arrivals" collection are available for immediate checkout. All new books are displayed in call number order. For items that are not part of the regular collection, staff at the [ Reference/Information Services ] Department is ready to assist patrons needing to order books through the library's [ Inter-library Loan ] program. Note: Patrons are advised to search the [ card catalog ] first to make sure that the 'title' being requested is not available.
Placing a Hold/Reserve:
You may reserve a book that is currently checked-out for a nominal fee of 25 cents. If the book is no longer on the new book shelves, please search our [ card catalog ] for location and availability. When you place a "Hold" for a book at the [ Circulation Services ] Desk, your name is added to a list with others who are waiting for that same book title. The order of the list follows the sequence in which the holds were placed. When it is your turn to receive the book, the Circulation Librarian will notify you by phone and "hold" the reserved item for up to four days to give you time to pick it up.
Where are the new books?
ADULT COLLECTION: The books are located near the Circulation Desk and are displayed on free-standing shelves in the center of the main library.
JUVENILE COLLECTION: The books are located in the Children's Department and also in the center of the main library next to the Youth collection.
YOUTH COLLECTION: The books are located on the first large free-standing bookshelf in the Young Adult section toward the rear of the main library.