Audio file for Requesting Books
There are several ways to have books sent to you. See the section Service Options. If you want to select specific titles you may browse through our catalogs or call
us to request specific titles or authors. Any book that you order will be sent or added to
your personal request list. There is no limit to the number of titles that can be added to
your Request List. For optimal service, you should keep plenty of requests on file with us
so there are selections waiting to replace each book you return.
You can control the number of books sent to you by raising or lowering the quantity that is
established for each active format (audio, Braille, large print, etc.). If you would like
to have 12 audio books checked out to you at any given time, then your audio book quantity
would be set at 12. This includes books that you may have and books in transit between you and the library. You may call us and change this number as often as you like.
If you have difficulty finding books on a specific topic, staff members can perform research for
you upon request. Selections resulting from this research will be sent to you if available.
Books can be selected for you, based on your reading interests, through our automatic selection
program. For example, if you enjoy westerns, you can determine the number of westerns you would
like to have on loan, and each time you return a western, the automatic selection program will randomly
select another one for you in order to keep books circulating continuously. A wide range of subjects
are available to you through automatic selection. The computer also remembers which titles you have
previously read and will not resend those titles.
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