Tired of being on a waiting list for a popular title? Or finding that the book you wanted is checked out? Now you can get your hands on it faster with our new Bestseller Express collection, designed to get books into the hands of the people who want them. These titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be checked out for one week. Located near the fireplace, they will be easy to spot because they will have a large yellow 7 on the spine. They cannot be reserved or renewed so you’ll have to read them fast. The overdue fine will be 25 cents a day, the same as most other books in the Library.
Books are chosen for the Bestseller Express collection by librarians who scour the bestseller lists appearing in the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, SF Chronicle and SJ Mercury News. Books featured in Library programs and the popular Silicon Valley Reads program will also be included.
The Library will continue to buy bestsellers for its regular collection which circulate for three weeks, can be renewed twice if no one has placed a hold on the title and can be reserved ahead of time.