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Why does our library have no decent books??

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serin Sat 11-Jul-09 00:46:31

There is a huge chick lit section, enormous quantities of 'celeb' biographies and as many cookery books as one could ever imagine.
Yet there is not one modern classic sad kind librarian said she could order them in!
I am stuggling to comprehend how it can call itself a library.

boogiewoogie Sat 11-Jul-09 13:27:08

Perhaps they're all on loan at present.

serin Sat 11-Jul-09 20:32:23


Takver Sat 11-Jul-09 20:47:57

Maybe the demographic? Ours is very, very small, and has little that I want to read, and dd probably has more books in her bedroom than there are in the childrens section.

But, you can get the library catalogue online and order books for free over the internet, so I just order a selection for me & for dd every few weeks. I know the same is true in my parents library in Northants (we are in west Wales), so it might be the same for you?

caykon Sun 12-Jul-09 08:06:28

At my library we have to pay 60p a book to order them in. it soon adds up.

Takver Sun 12-Jul-09 12:56:22

Ours used to be £1 a book until very recently, they just abolished the charges - fingers crossed it is a nationwide trend!

I think it is fair enough - I was very happy to pay for a reservation when we had a reasonable sized library, but ours here is so small that you're bound to read all the books you're interested in within a few weeks (for example, I think they have five poetry books).

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