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Lucky Day Collection

Post Date:03/07/2018 5:20 p.m.



The Newport Beach Public Library is introducing the “Lucky Day Collection” at the Central Library and Balboa and Mariners branch locations on March 12. If you love to check out new bestsellers, but don’t love long waiting lists for those popular items, then it could be your lucky day! The collection will contain bestselling new books available for a one-week loan period.  There are no rental fees, no holds and no renewals.  If the book is on the shelf, you are in luck and can check it out.

According to Debbie Walker, Branch and Youth Services Coordinator, “customers often wait months for popular new books because of the number of “holds” requested before the books are even released.  This new collection will give customers the opportunity to walk in and find high-demand items on the shelf ready for loan.”

To help keep a supply of titles available for Newport Beach Public Library customers to enjoy, this collection has a few special borrowing conditions: Lucky Day books have a 7-day loan period and cannot be renewed.  Items must be returned to the Central Library or one of the branches. Fines for late returns will accrue at the rate of $.25 per day.

Lucky Day copies cannot be placed on hold online or over the phone and cannot be held for pickup—first come, first served only. 

The library will also purchase the same titles for the regular collection, and those copies will still circulate for the regular loan period (21 days) and can be reserved or renewed if there are no holds on the title.

Look for the Lucky Day Collections on the shelves in the new book area.  You never know what will be waiting on the shelf each time you visit; it could be your lucky day!

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