FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Allen County Public Library is studying a new approach to its circulating materials that could make it easier to return what you borrow.
Libraries would be treating books, CDs, DVDs and other items as a unified collection, instead of belonging to a certain branch, according to The News-Sentinel.
Library officials are studying a “floating collections,” which will save the libraries time and money. Items won’t be transported back to its “home” branch, instead items will be sent to the branch it was checked in to.
The News-Sentinel reports the approach could save the library system both time and money handling the 1.5-million items it has in circulation at the moment.
If approved, the change could go into effect by the end of the year.