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Library Corner
by S. Lynn Schofield-Dahl, Director
Boulder City Library

Reorganizing the Library

Don’t you hate it when your grocery store rearranges the shelves and you can’t find what you are looking for? I have a confession; at the library, we have been rearranging our collection to make more room in the stacks. “Stacks” is the library-word for “Shelves.” 

The first change we made was to condense the biographies onto fewer shelves. The biographies are still along the east wall, and are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the person about whom the biography has been written. A book about President Barrack Obama would be in the “O’s” for Obama.

We have moved the oversized books from their hiding place on the north wall to a much more obvious spot on the east wall. Oversized books are more commonly called “Coffee-Table Books,” and they just don’t fit on standard-spaced shelves. When you look up a book in our catalog, these books are identified with the word “oversize” before the rest of the call number.

The fiction books are still back in the northwest corner of the collection, but the books have been spread out to absorb the shelves previously occupied by the oversized books. The fiction collection still starts in the same place; however, it now goes across the north wall and then down the east wall. After that, the fiction books jump across the aisle and snake up and down the shelves until the “Z’s” are resting right across the aisle from the “A’s.”

We are putting up signs to help you find your way. Breadcrumbs just didn’t seem appropriate! If you still can’t find what you are looking for, please ask a staff member for help. That is why we are here.

I’m also happy to report that another change we made in shelf organization has been a success. Several months ago we rearranged our magazines. The idea behind this change was to bring attention to some of our magazines that were not being used as much as other titles on the same subject. Now, several of our “little used” magazines are circulating more often. With the cost of magazine subscriptions on the rise, we are happy to see that the funds spent on those titles are beginning to pay off.

Contact the library at their website: or by phone at 293-1281. The library is located at 701 Adams Boulevard.

The library is open 9-8:30 Monday to Thursday,  9-5 on Fridays, 11-4 Saturdays and closed Sundays.

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