Do circulation policies vary widely throughout the country? How do the policies of other metropolitan libraries in the U.S. compare with those of Colorado?
To find out, in June 1996, we surveyed two dozen metropolitan public libraries nationwide, 10 of which are Colorado public libraries. These libraries reported their circulation policies for different formats, and told us how they inform patrons of due dates.
Similar Trends Discovered for Different Formats
After compiling results of the surveys, we found a reassuring trend: Circulation policies for most format materials (books, periodicals, audio cassettes, and audio CDs) are fairly uniform among libraries surveyed.
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