Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Pockets

Comment: It would be helpful if all the books have a pocket so the computer print out slip would have a secure place to stay in the book while it's being checked out.

Response: We stopped adding pockets to our books when we started providing due date printout slips in 2002. Each pocket costs 10¢ plus staff time to add the pockets and we felt that the money spent on pockets could be spent on other things like purchasing more books.

To help people remember when their materials are due, we also have offer every patron a plastic pocket for their library card which can be used to hold the due date slips, each individuals account information is available to the individual online, and if we have added an email address to the library account, we send a notice three days before the item is due as a reminder of the due date.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you discontinued pockets. They are a waste of money. I would much rather see money go to new books and av versus pockets.