The library is…• a meeting place, place for experiences, exhibits, programs…• a forum for current debate and community information…• a place, where people can: read newspapers and magazines; use computers and the Internet; receive book tips; take a part in special programs; ..and more!
What users can borrow?! Books Audio books and speaking books Magazines Music CDs Movies Video gamesAll Library services are for free!
Note about movies• Movies Library users can borrow for one week (7 days);• User must be at least 11 years old;• They look at each film recommend age- eligible for the particular film.
For what they pay?• For Library card (20 SEK, but for children it’s 10 SEK);• Fine/penalty for late return of books, audio books, music CDs, movies, video games, and also for remainder message;• For damaged or lost items they charged according to special guidelines.
Classification• In Library they use their own classification system, that is not used in other countries, but now they want to change it to Dewey Classification.
Alphabet vs. Topic/Object• Books in shelves are in alphabet order;• Magazines are arranged in groups by object;• Movies are divided by genre, and not in all places they are in alphabetic order;• … Each shelf has it’s number, so it’s easier to find if you use Catalogue option – map.
Music CDs are arranged by genre in alphabetic order
Rooms or athenaeumsThere are rooms divided after principle ofpurpose: – reading room (quiet); – room for studies; – magazines athenaeum; – newspapers athenaeum; – music athenaeum + two rooms for listening music; – art athenaeum (one corner of Library); – Internet (space) room.
Exhibitions• There are no special books/movies/music CDs exhibitions, because they have all topics exhibition continuously.• There are no new item exhibition either.• They have art exhibitions in one side of Library.
Services I• Print books and periodicals and other media (including audio books, e- books, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, and DVDs).• Inter-library loans.• Access to Internet.• Information point.• Meetings with writers, famous people etc.• Conference hall lease.
Services II• Books on the way - for people who have difficulties getting to the Library - delivering books to their homes.• Educational and entertaining programs for readers of all ages.• Bibliobuss with a regular route. Suitable also for people with special needs.• Etc.
Trezor or item return self service pointTrezor Two simple steps: 1)Need to use the library card and… 2)Follow the insturctions how to properly put borrowed iteams back! The same about… (next slide)
Programs for adults• Are you a novice at the computer or Internet? (Computer and Internet training)• Do you like manga? In the Library you can learn how to draw manga by yourself!• Advices on questions about energy and electricity. Is your house / apartment is ready for cold winter? Can you understand your electric bill? Advice afternoon...• Blogging? How to make a blog? What to write there? Library invite to blog Saturday!• Reading circle. Do you like to read novels? Join the library reading circle and share your reading experiences with others!• I5-minute long free IT consultations every Tuesday…
Programs for children• Music Moments for children (0-2 years)• Come and open the fairytale bag! Reading afternoon• Playing together - story time with...• Movies for children. Short movies and cartoons, animations for children (3-5 years)• In Library you can get help with school homework’s!• Sew funny monsters and other fun toys are cool! Winter holiday activity for children aged 10-12 years.• Let’s play chess!• Origami for beginners! Come and learn how from paper fold...
Programs• Some programs are free, but some - charge, for example: – there are four (in every season one) meetings with well known Swedish writers (fees event). – Every Friday there are meetings with writers and other readers, it’s for free.
Childrens department• They have their own service counter.• Self service point – check out.• For smallest and youngest (till 6 years) readers there are “no-shoes” area like playground with books and toys.
Interesting notes I• Main building has three floors.• In Library is a pay toilet.• They have problems with stolen books or other Library collection items.• In building they have also cafe.• There are several reading areas between shelves – larger and smaller.
Interesting notes II• Opening hours – Library is opened also on Sundays!• Interlibrary loan – users can borrow books from other libraries.
Books handling/processing• In more that 10 years they are not putting stamps in books, because it’s a waste of time. And they don’t put security stickers too.• Instead of that, they have something like an electronic chip, which is at the same time as a security sticker and an unique identifier for the book.• On the back cover they still put barcode.