Uniquely Lendable Collections

Luke Vilelle


Libraries of all types are branching out to provide materials to their communities well beyond just books and films. This column describes examples of unique collections at Virginia libraries (musical instruments, bicycles, tools, and more), and the partnerships that make them possible. 


Circulation, Academic libraries, Public libraries, Public services, Library materials, Lending practices

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FRILL! Girls Rock! RVA http://www.girlsrockrva.org/frill/. Accessed October 12, 2016

RCycles Bicycle Sharing Program. http://www.roanoke.edu/inside/a-z_index/sustainability/rcycles_bicycle_sharing_program . Accessed October 12, 2016.

Northside Library, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library branch website. http://www.jmrl.org/br-northside.htm. Accessed October 12, 2016.

James Madison University Libraries. Anatomy Library Guide. http://guides.lib.jmu.edu/anat/home. Accessed October 12, 2016.

James Madison University Libraries. Checkout and Renewal Policy, Borrowing Guidelines. http://www.lib.jmu.edu/circulation/default.aspx. Accessed October 12, 2016.

Conner, Cindy. “Seed Libraires,” Homeplace Earth: Education and Design for a Sustainable World. https://homeplaceearth.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/seed-libraries/. Accessed October 13, 2016.

Arlington Public Library. The Shed: Garden Tool Lending Library. http://library.arlingtonva.us/a-z-list/the-shed/. Accessed October 13, 2016.

Arlington Public Library. AIRE: Energy Lending Library. http://library.arlingtonva.us/a-z-list/aire-energy-lending-library/. Accessed October 14, 2016

Arlington Public Library. American Girl Lending Program FAQ. http://library.arlingtonva.us/a-z-list/american-girl/american-girl-faq/. Accessed October 14, 2016.

Staunton Public Library. Museum Passes. http://www.staunton.va.us/directory/departments-h-z/library/services-1/services/#museum-passes. Accessed October 14, 2016.

Danville Public Library. Museum Pass. http://www.readdanvilleva.org/176/Museum-Pass. Accessed October 14, 2016.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21061/valib.v62i1.1577


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