Avery and I have been going to the library to get books and stuff (music, DVDs, books on CD…) for a few months. If there is a book I definitely want, I don’t bother looking for it on the shelf, I just “order” it through my account on line and they let me know when it is at the library waiting for me. This, I love about the library system. I can get books from any library in county and return them to my library.

The system is flawed though! If you have a “block” of any kind you can’t do any business on line- order or renew books. A block is, a fine (you owe $ because your books are over due) or you have a book  “on hold” waiting for you. This makes no sense. Since the library is holding two books for me, I can’t order any more books or (worse yet) I can’t RENEW any books! So now, I have to go to the library to renew (or return) my books, pick up my “on hold” books in order to order any more books.

I talked to the librarian about this last time and they know it is a flowed system. It isn’t Ventura County Libraries though, it’s the whole state of California! Maybe I should write to Arnold…

4 responses to “block”

  1. They only “hold” the books for you for a week. I am “hording” them because I am not about to drive to Hueneme, Thousand Oaks or Simi Valley for a book. Would you? We do frequent the library about 3 times a month. It’s not realistic for us to drive 20 minutes plus for a book or two- so we just HOLD them. You know what I mean?

  2. oh, so it counts as “on hold” before it gets delivered to the local library. i’ve used the service before, but never to get more than one book at a time.

  3. It’s only a hold when the library actually has the book reserved for you. Have you tried going to the library looking for a specific book with Quinn? I think you would use this service too…

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