Library hold policy (was Re: freedom and necessity)

Philip.Belben at Philip.Belben at
Fri Mar 1 07:27:30 EST 2002

> It is more basic than that. The returns slide down this huge chute to a
> locked room in the basement, and they physically sit there until a shelver

What a horrible thing to do to a book!

> comes to check them in. I was told I could go down there and wait and then
> ask the person to sort through the book pile, if they were willing, but
> that there was no guarantee when and if this would happen in the next hour
> or 3 hours.

Ouch!  At least our library has a "recent returns" rack where books not yet
sorted get stored until someone comes to file them on the shelves.


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