Heard at the Circulation Desk – How do the “Fast Reads” work?

At the front of the library facing the loan desk is a shelf with our Fast Read Collection. These books are identified on the label as ‘EXPRESS’ and have a yellow bookmark that says ‘Fast Reads’.  These are books that are currently in demand.  They go out for only 1 week, may not be renewed or reserved and have a late fee of $2. per day for all users.  This collection is intended for fast readers who visit the library often and who want to read the most current and popular titles.  Since we began the Fast Read collection it has been a very popular section of the Library.

What many members don’t realize is that there is always a 3 week copy of every ‘fast read’ and a quick check in the catalogue will often result in having a 3 week loan of the same title.

Examples at the time of this writing of books on the Fast Read shelf that are also available as a 3 week loan are –

Still Life with Bread Crumbs   By: Anna Quindlen  – available at Central and Valois for 3 weeks

Still life with bread crumbs
Fic/Q665

Blood Magick By:  Norah Roberts – available at Central for 3 weeks

Fic/R64593
Fic/R64593

Capital   By:  Thomas Piketty – available at Valois for 3 weeks

332.041/P
332.041/P

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden  By: Jonas Jonasson – available at Central for 3 weeks

girl who saved the king
Fic/J6195

This Changes Everything By: Naomi Klein – available at Valois for 3 weeks

363./73874K
363./73874K

Close Your Eyes and Hold Hands By: Chris Bohjalian – available at Valois for 3 weeks

Fic/B6763
Fic/B6763

All My Puny Sorrows By: Miriam Toews – available at Valois for 3 weeks

Fic/T6437
Fic/T6437

You are Here By: Chris Hadfield – available at Central for 3 weeks

910.222/H
910.222/H

Adult Onset By: Ann-Marie MacDonald – available at Central for 3 weeks

Fic/M1349
Fic/M1349

Natchez Burning By: Greg Iles – available at Central and Valois for 3 weeks

Fic/I273
Fic/I273

So if you are a fast reader, grab a Fast Read book,  but if you want to take a little longer check the catalogue or inquire at the circulation desk if the book you have chosen is available as a 3 week loan, you may get a pleasant surprise!

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