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School Library Design: Circulation


This is the area where library materials are checked in and out.  A book drop with depressible book truck beneath is used for returns. This area may also function as an information desk and work area.  It is usually located near the library media center's main entrance but should be placed so that the entire library is visible from the charge desk. Components may include:

·         charge desk and staff work area

·         book drop

·         book carts/trucks

·         shelving for reserves and special collections

·         circulation computer with administrator access

·         electrical outlets and data drops for network access

·         telephone / intercom

·         public access catalogs

·         security system

·         copier

·         display

Circulation area

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