Inventory

Circulation/Borrower's Records, EFML
Dates: 1931-1970
Accession Number: VCPL 7
Donor: Administration, VCPL
Description: Two document cases.

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection contains seven ledger books of circulation records, several years of circulation statistics in folders, and two borrower's register books for the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library. It is arranged by type of record (circulation; borrower's records) and then in chronological order within each record type.

Circulation record books include monthly circulation statistics divided into adult and juvenile categories. Subcategories tally the type of books circulated: fiction or non-fiction (which is further broken down into subject areas such as history or science). By 1954, subject areas were dropped from the record form and broader circulation statistics were kept (fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, pamphlets). In 1960, other dimensions of library operations (e.g., number of borrowers, number of volumes in library, fines) were included on the circulation statistical report form in addition to the types of adult and juvenile material circulated.

The borrower's registers include the name, address and phone numbers of borrowers at the main library, school branches, and bookmobile. The registers are arranged in chronological (rather than alphabetical) order. 

Due to privacy issues, the borrowers register are only accessible to library staff.

Document Case 1

 

 

 

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1931

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1932; 1939; 1940

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1941-1943

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1944-1946

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1947-1949

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1950-1952

     

Loose

Circulation Record Book

1953-1959

 

 

 

Folder 1

Circulation statistics

1959-60

 

 

 

Folder 2

Circulation statistics

1961

 

 

 

Folder 3

Circulation statistics

1962

 

 

 

Folder 4

Circulation statistics

1963

     
     
Document Case 2    
     
Folder 1 Circulation statistics 1964
     
Folder 2 Circulation statistics 1965
     
Folder 3 Circulation statistics 1966
     
Folder 4 Circulation statistics 1967
     
Folder 5 Circulation statistics 1968
     
Folder 6 Circulation statistics 1969
     
Folder 7 Circulation statistics 1970
     
Loose Borrower's Register 1956
     
Loose Borrower's Register 1957