RE: Renting collections

Karsten, Eileen (EKarsten@Northpark.edu)
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 04:24:02 -0800 (PST)

"There is no such thing as a "book rental store". With books you either buy
your own
copy or you borrow it from the library"

I do not know if any libraries are still doing this. But in the past, I
remember my local public library charging a rental fee on the best sellers.
So, if you wanted to be the first to read the no.1 title on the NYT best
seller list, it would cost you a $1.00 a day. Also, didn't B&T rent best
sellers to libraries for the duration of their popularity. The assumption
being while the title was hot, you might want ten copies, but after it
faded, you would not want to keep ten copies.

Eileen Karsten
Head of Technical Services
North Park University
Brandel Library
3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
ekarsten@northpark.edu