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I tried to put a hold on a book that was listed in the catalog, but it said there may no longer be any copies available.

Does that mean the book is lost? Or is there any chance it will available sometime in the future? The book is The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis.
Last Updated: May 07, 2012  |  66 Views
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It looks like we have only one copy of that book left in the system, and it is currently "on search," meaning that it is missing from the shelf--possibly lost or stolen but we haven't quite given up hope!  It seems to have been missing since November, however, so it may be permanently lost. In the meantime, there are some other options for getting a copy.

First of all, it appears that the Baright Public Library in Ralston has a copy of it. Your Omaha Public Library card gives you borrowing privileges in Ralston, although you do have to go to their location to check out books there. If you have not already obtained a Ralston barcode, make sure you take your large OPL card and a picture ID with proof of address the first time you go there. Their address, phone number, and hours are here.

You could also submit a "Suggest a purchase" request on our website; although this is an old book, it has been reprinted recently, so our collection management team might be willing to replace our lost copy.

A third option would be to request the book through interlibrary loan. This means that we would borrow the book from another library system somewhere in the country. You would have to pay the postage one way, which is normally about $3. If you would like to pursue that option, you will find directions here.

I hope one of these possible solutions works for you!

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