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Rotations of Special Collections

​The County Library Co-operative selects, acquires and processes material to circulate in blocks to member libraries of the Co-operative.  At present, the County Library has twelve special collections for block rotation comprised of the following formats:  Stack of CDs

  • DVDs 
  • Blu-ray Discs 
  • Read-alongs 
  • Music CDs
  • Book packs
  • Books on CD 
  • Books on MP3
  • Play-awaysBook
  • Play-away views
  • Video games
  • Large print books

These materials are assembled into two or three different sizes of blocks for each type of material.  Blocks are rotated two, three or four times a year, depending on the requirements of individual libraries.  The blocks are delivered to and retrieved from member libraries via the library delivery van.  In 2017, the Co-operative conducted eighty-one rotations and circulated 72,087 items.

The provision of these special collections has allowed member libraries to focus their budgets on print materials while ensuring that their patrons have access to the more expensive formats.