Bestseller Express Collections at the Library

News Release Date: 
Sep 13 2011
For Immediate Release

Bloomington, Ind. (September 8, 2011)--Monroe County Public Library patrons tired of being on waiting lists for popular new titles, both books and DVDs, now have another option: they can get these materials into their hands faster through the library's Bestseller Express collections. These browsing collections make popular books and movies available to more people more quickly. Titles in the collections cannot be reserved or renewed. The Bestseller Express for fiction and nonfiction books has just started up, following the successful launch of the Bestseller Express for movies last spring.

"We developed Bestseller Express to make more copies of high-demand titles available to our patrons," says Collection Services Manager, Pam Wasmer. "The Express collections are proving very popular. We want everyone to know about this new service option."

It is easy to spot the Bestseller Express collections with their large black-and-yellow signs. Each item in these collections has a matching label. Titles are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. Library patrons will have to read (and watch) their Express selections fast:

Bestseller collection books have a 7-day loan period, with a limit of one Express book at a time.
ImageBestseller DVDs have a 3-day loan period, with a limit of one Express DVD at a time.

Both the Main Library on Kirkwood and the Ellettsville Branch offer Bestseller Express collections.

The library will continue to buy bestsellers for its regular collection which circulate for longer periods (21 days for books and 7 days for movies), can be reserved ahead of time, and can be renewed if no one has placed a hold on the title. For more information, call (812) 349-3228.

For additional details, please contact Pam Wasmer, Manager, Collection Services (812) 349-3070.