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How a book gets from one library to another in our library system
Most of our patrons know we can get books and other items in for them from other libraries in our library cooperative, but just how does that work?
|You place a hold (or a librarian places it for you) on the book you are seeking to get.|
|The next day (except Sundays), the other library electronically gets list of items to pull.|
|Library staff pulls books and other items from the shelf.|
|Staff uses the computer system to trap the holds on the books they've pulled and then puts "send to" slips in books to indicate to which library they're to go.|
|Staff puts items into bins.|
|Bins get picked up by helpful TLN truck driver and taken to TLN headquarters for sorting.|
|Items get sorted at TLN headquarters for delivery to over 50 possible libraries all over Southeast Michigan.|
|Requested items in bins get delivered to the library that requested them.|
|Staff uses our system to trap holds on received items and you get automatically notified by email or phone that your item is ready!|
|Staff puts items on hold shelf for you to pick up.|
We do this five days a week, and are happy to be able to offer this service, which makes so many more materials available to you.