Circulation Section

Circulation Section

Of all the library services, the circulation of books for home use represents the major public service provided by each public library. In fact all activities and processes in a library are performed so that lending out of books is facilitated. Popularity and prestige of library is measured by as the service rendered by the circulation staff; it is true because majority of the readers have to deal with the circulation staff.

Circulation Section is the biggest section of the library where most of the books are stacked. In this section there are about 80000 books on various subjects of general interest in four languages viz. English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. In public library normally those books are kept which are in demand by general public like fiction, biographies, books on current topics, self-improvement books, palmistry & astrology etc. The book collection of the Circulation Section is such that it in itself represents the reading trends of the members of the library. Readers can search for books through OPAC as well as manual catalog.

Generally, two books and four books to senior citizen are issued to each member on one card for a period of 14/30 days; however if a book is not in demand it may be reissued to the member. Circulation Process has also been automated through the Libsys software

Updated On: 09/06/2017 - 15:43
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