Thursday, April 7, 2011

Waiting For A Hold

I love the library. I adore the library. I treasure the library.

My favorite part of the library in the recent years is my ability to log on to the catalog from home and place holds on the books I want to read. It's not like the olden days, when I'd wander the shelves looking for a good book.

Now days, I wander the online catalog.

It's awesome!

That being said, the wait time for popular books is still killer! I could be number 596 on a hold for a book with three copies! That means, like, forever wait!

I have been waiting for a book for since the start of the new year. It's the last in a series, and all the questions will be answered and I have been so ready for it, I read the previous book again in January, so sure I would be getting the book any day.

Well, any day actually turned into months, and the library catalog system got upgraded and all holds were frozen for weeks! But I got the book last night. Made a mad dash in the pouring rain just to have the book for this morning's cup of coffee.

It has been worth it!

The only downside is that now I need to set it aside and get going on my actual day. I have so much laundry waiting for me....the nice thing about laundry is between loads switched over and folding, there is always time to sit and read!

1 comment:

  1. I love the library hold system!!! I do not know how I ever lived without it! :) Have fun in Las Vegas!!! :)