We are going to have to start buying our own books for our library
Up to now we have been able to use the ...
All libraries require a good supply of stock to attract users. The most obvious being books, but this may also include other items to lend or sell. A key consideration is not just the initial securing of stock, but the ongoing renewal and replacement of stock to keep your collection current, and relevant to your community.
There are different approaches to stocking a community library.
It may be possible to source book stock using all of these approaches. An important and related consideration is the Library Management System. E.g. some Local Authorities will not accept the addition of donated stock onto their systems.
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