The Information Manager

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY
  • Abbreviation: The Infor. Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1596-5422
  • DOI: 10.5897/TheIM
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 9

Appraisal of circulation routine duties in academic libraries

Salama, Dala Hassan and I. I. Ekoja

  • Article Number - AB45BBD56552
  • Vol.15(1), pp. 12-16, June 2015
  •  Received: 01 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015

Abstract

This paper examines the circulation services in the circulation department of academic libraries. It defines circulation services and identifies types of circulation routine duties. Specific mention was made of shelving of consulted books, shelving arrangement, shelf reading, registration of library users, charging system, brown system, discharging system, advantages and disadvantages of brown charging system, book reservation, keeping of reserved collection, circulation of reserved books, treatment of overdue, lost of books on loan and library statistics among other as duties perform in circulation department of libraries. 

 

Key words: Library service, circulation duties, challenges, academic libraries.