Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Date Stamping to Be Eliminated

Starting March 15th, the Ridgefield Library will be instituting new time- and cost-saving procedures in our Circulation Department. Encouraged by the great success of our self-service check-out station, we will no longer be stamping a due date on individual items. Each borrower will receive instead a printed receipt with information on each item checked out. This change will speed up transactions and shorten lines at the Circulation Desk, eliminate extra processing work in our Technical Services department and substantially reduce our expenditures on supplies such as labels, date due slips and stamp pads.

Worried about forgetting when things are due? We have several tools available to help you keep track.

  • Pick up a Ridgefield Library magnet to keep your library receipts handy on your fridge or other central location.

  • Check the My Account feature in our catalog, where you can see a list of all your borrowing, holds and other information.

  • Sign up for Library ELF and receive advance notice of items coming due. You can even put all your family’s library accounts together and get one convenient e-mail notice for everything you have out.

Don’t hesitate to ask at the Circulation Desk or visit for more information.

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