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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Always Something New at the Library (on our shelves....)

Question:
Where can I find a copy of a current best seller, when ALL catalog copies are checked out and there’s a long “holds” list for the book?

Answer: 
By visiting Olney Library’s “New Books” section! Among the new books are books with red labels. These are special copies of popular titles that are not listed in the catalog. If you see a red label book on the shelf, it’s yours to check out. To make them available for as many customers as possible, these red label books are limited to a 3-week checkout period (with no renewals), and holds may not be placed on them.



Example of a red label book



You will also find blue dot books in the New Books section. Holds may be placed on these books. These may be checked out for three weeks, and renewed up to three times, as long as there are no holds on the title.


Blue dot books, along with red label books



There’s a New Books area in every MCPL branch. At Olney Library, the New Books are shelved just past the Checkout Desk. Like other sections, New Books are organized by Fiction (shelved by author’s last name); Non-Fiction (Dewey decimal call number); and Biographies/Memoirs (subject’s last name).

Volunteer Stefani in front of the New Books section


Please stop by regularly to check out recently-returned best sellers, such as

·       John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer

·       Sue Grafton’s X

·       Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train

·       Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale

·       Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me

·       Daniel James Brown’s Boys in the Boat

·       and many more

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 240-773-9545 or stop by the Information Desk. Happy Reading!


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