Monday, March 21, 2016

Linking Your Library Card

How exciting!  The book you heard reviewed on the radio has been added to the library’s holdings.  Time to reserve it. Call us or go online and put a copy on hold.  So far, so good.

You saw the author being interviewed on television and felt a swelling sense of satisfaction. The book will be ready for you soon according to your online account. The library has assured you that your contact information is up to date and that you will be notified as soon as it is returned by the last patron to borrow it.

Then, BOOM, your life becomes really busy because that's the way life goes; Murphy’s Law ensures that this is when we will contact you.  The book is now on the patron hold shelf where it will be for a week waiting for you to come and get it.

Should you worry? 

No.  You thought of everything and had us link your card with another's.  You may be unable to come get that book yourself, but your designee can and will.

Linking cards is a lovely way to allow another to pick up books if you are inconvenienced and unable to come in yourself Linking also allows you to check out books for family, friends or neighbors on their card returning the favor.

Ask about this service the next time you come in.

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