Browsing Collections: minor moves

  1. Graphic novels are now on the south side of the browsing books.
  2. Video games are now where the graphic novels were housed.
  3. Documentaries are where the games were placed.
  4. Animation dvds are now where the documentaries were located.

The relocations were made to allow space for growth.

Question: Why do you shelve your DVDs that way?

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DVDs at the library

Recently, someone left us a comment:

Put your DVDs in a better order. Example: Horror, Action, Cartoons, Romance, Mystery, etc.

Let me begin by explaining how the DVDs are currently shelved. We have six main sections. First, are the new arrivals – things we recently purchased. Next are the feature films in alphabetical order. If you walk around the corner, you’ll find a section for TV Series, Documentaries, Animation, and Foreign Films also in alphabetical order.

So, why don’t we shelve them by genre? Well, the explanation is simple – alphabetical order and really broad categories make things easier to find. That’s the bottom line.

While shelving things by genre (romcom, action, western, scifi, etc.) can be helpful when you are browsing, it’s rather a nightmare to put things back in the right place, and to find things when someone wants a specific title.

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New DVDs Coming to Browsing

Don’t forget to check out the New Arrivals shelves when you come to the Library to get your DVDs [ISU students, faculty, staff]. Remember: ISU people can check out a total of 6 Browsing DVDs/CDs/Computer Games at one time for one week (no renewals).

New DVD Arrivals
New DVD Arrivals
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More New DVDs
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Library’s Browsing Collection: More Audio Books

Check out books on disc available in the 1st floor Browsing Collection – great for commuter students, driving to meetings & summer vacations!

What to look for in the Online Catalog [Fusion]:

Fusion's Facet for Spoken Record = Audio Books
Fusion’s Facet for Spoken Record = Audio Books

Fusion Record for an Audio Book

Fusion Record for an Audio Book
Fusion Record for an Audio Book
Audio Books
Audio Books
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Audio Books for Children & Young Adults
Audio Books for Children & Young Adults