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what is bestseller express?

I have never understood why books aren't given to those on reserve for them but put out on the shelves?
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2013  |  187 Views

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The Bestseller Express is an additional, optional service and benefit that will make many more copies of our most popular items available to Library customers more quickly. All funds generated from this service will be used to pay for the Bestseller Express books themselves and for additional copies of high-demand titles to be placed in the Library’s free general collections.

 The Bestseller Express program has been very popular in public libraries across the country because it helps to eliminate the long waiting periods for some of the most popular new titles. The service offers multiple copies of high-demand books that customers may borrow for a small fee at all Omaha Public Library locations and provides an alternative to our traditional hold/delivery system. Customers can choose the book they want from the Bestseller Express shelves in their local Library, pay the $1.00 “rental” fee, and the book is theirs for seven days. Books will be shelved in a distinct and separate location that is easily identifiable and highly visible. These books are subject to regular fines and fees and cannot be renewed or placed on hold. The books may be returned to any Omaha Public Library. Multiple copies of every book in the new Bestseller Express program are also available in the Library’s general collection for free checkout, and will continue to be available through our very popular hold system.

 

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