new ideas in library service

It is interesting to see the changing going on in ‘library as place’ – the Netflix library has arrived at the Hayward Public Library.

$2,99 – three items a month
$4,99 – five items a month
$8.99 – ten times a month
There are no late fees…

According to the Library Hotline, November 16, 2009 – “The Fines Free Library Loan program, the first of its kind, aims to lure back library users who find their accounts blocked, that is 20% of total users give up on the library.” The program estimates just 2% of the public would have to join the program for the library to receive significant income from circulation.

Have we moved into the age where the cost of circulating a book can be turned into a net gain?

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