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Lucky Day Collection Launches

A Lucky Day Collection book with yellow spine label.

A Lucky Day Collection book is indicated with this yellow spine label.

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!

8 Responses to Lucky Day Collection Launches

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    Kathy Fetzer June 19, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Love this idea! As always, DCO is exceptional and definitely surpasses other systems. Thank you.

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    Cary June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you for this – it is awesome and easy! I missed reading the announcement, went in and headed towards Fiction and found the kiosk! Pleasantly surprised and pleased!!

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    Dilip Barman June 26, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    Great idea!

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    Martin Henschel June 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    When driving to the post office, I will be stopping by the library to see if it’s my lucky day. Thanks DCL, great idea!

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    tikelah wrein July 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi like to do this

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    tikelah wrein July 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm #


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    L Molinari August 17, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    I love this and it has actually made me increase my reading hours (as if I didn’t read enough already!) and decrease my time spent on social media (which is a good habit to break!) since I have to finish them in 7 days. Keep adding to the list.

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      Durham County Library August 17, 2016 at 8:35 am #

      That’s great! Thanks for the comment. More titles are continually added!

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