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Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017     Views: 3285

The books with the red B&T labels are new or otherwise high-demand titles.  These "express" books can be checked out for 3 weeks, but they cannot be renewed.  They are shelved near the New Book displays at your library.

Express copies of a title do not fill hold requests.  Thus, they are quickly getting into the hands of readers rather than being sorted and trucked around the county for holds or sitting on our hold shelves awaiting pick-up. 

MCPL also has other copies of these high-demand titles that do fill holds.  If you do a search in our catalog, you will see a bibliographic record for the holdable copies, and you can place a hold there.  At this time, we are not putting bibliographical records in the catalog that display the status of the Express copies.

In case you're curious, B&T stands for Baker and Taylor, a large book wholesaler and library supplier.