Do you ever wonder about the life cycle of a library book? Frankly, I never gave this question much thought until I came across an article on Book Riot titled, The Life Cycle of a Library Book by Abby Hargreaves.
After reading the above mentioned article, I quickly learned that the life cycle of a library book isn't so straight forward as 'no two library systems are the same' on how they determine the life cycle of a library book.
The Life Cycle of a Library Book article covers how book titles are selected, how books are acquired, cataloged, and labelled before even reaching the hands of librarian patrons.
Once it’s on the shelf, the customers can have at it. The number of times a given book is checked out is dependent on the book’s popularity and condition. Some books, despite going out dozens of times, remain in good condition and continue to circulate for many more dozens of times. Other books only make it out the door once before needing replacement. And still others never go out at all.
How library books finally leave circulation happen in a variety of ways too. So click on the top link to read the full article.