Posted by: Staff
One of the sad realities of having finite space in a building is that there is, by definition, a finite number of places to put things. Here at the library, we deal constantly with the dilemma of adding new materials and caring for the old . In the case of newspapers (we subscribe to 20), although they arrive daily, the space allotted to them remains the same.
The most recent issue of each paper is kept in a rack near the adult circulation desk. We keep the current month of back issues on a set of gray shelves in the non-fiction area. Generally, newspapers are not available for checkout, but special arrangements can be made at the reference desk or the main circulation desk. The local high school occasionally assigns homework requiring the use of newspapers; for that purpose we set aside a few bundles of older papers near the north windows. Back issues of The Edwardsville Intelligencer are sent out to be microfilmed, but all other papers are donated to the Metro East Humane Society.