Managing Editor & Staff Writer
The Fred J. Taylor Library will begin their latest feature, the Library Book Exchange Oct. 2. The Library Book Exchange will supply patrons with leisure reading material and offer a way to recycle used books.
Committee member Kay Crook said, “The students and other patrons have requested leisure reading material for some time. Sometimes students come in looking for something to read before the semester begins and they are unable to check out books. This will give them a chance to access reading material in between semesters.”
The books for the exchange are not a part of the library’s main collection. Patrons wishing to use the books, simply take a few to read and return them later. The exchange depends on patrons donating books and returning used books.
“We hope people will be encouraged to donate, so others can enjoy a large variety of material in the future,” Crook said.
Patrons can find the Library Book Exchange section in the library next to the current newspaper section. They can donate books or return used books by dropping the books in the plastic tub located in the entrance to the library.
According Crook, this idea was brought about by the students and
faculty themselves who were unable to check out any books in between
semesters because their I.Ds wouldn’t allow them to do anything.
“We’re not going to be too strict with it,” Crook stated, “If someone wants to take a book, we’re not going to tell them no, you didn’t bring one to exchange.”
If anyone would like to take their books back, they will
be allowed to, but keep in mind that if a person brings books, they will
just have to catch it on the shelves and get it back as the Leisure
Reading Program isn’t going to be checked through the library’s system.
ŠThe Voice 2006
Revised 01/13/2008 03:26:55 PM — http://www.uamont.edu/Organizations/TheVoice/4_4/books.htm