Are you number 147 on the hold list for the latest bestseller? If so, today might be your lucky day!
Durham County Library is excited to announce the launch of the Lucky Day Collection, which features the most popular books in the library’s collection from your favorite authors, available immediately with no holds.
DCL staff has purchased extra copies of popular books for this new collection. These copies are not listed in the online catalog and are housed in special Lucky Day Collection shelving at each DCL location. No holds can be placed on these items, so they are first-come, first served.
If you’re lucky enough to find a book you’re looking for — or a new treasure you didn’t know about — you can check it out immediately and keep it for seven days. In order to keep the Lucky Day Collection books moving, there are no renewals for these items. You can have up to three Lucky Day Collection book checked out at one time.
To distinguish Lucky Day Collection books from the regular library collection, each book has a yellow spine label with the collection logo and rules. You’ll always be able to tell your normal DCL checkouts from the Lucky Day Collection checkouts with this label.
The library will continue to purchase these same titles for the regular collection, and those copies will still circulate for the regular loan period (21 days) and can be reserved or renewed if there are no holds on the title.
The books available on the Lucky Day Collection shelves will change all the time, so visit the library often to see what’s available. It might be your lucky day!