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Rapid Reads

An additional service for library users

The aim of the Rapid Reads collection is to improve library customers' chances of borrowing the most popular titles.

Books in the Rapid Reads collection are:

  • available for 1 week only
  • not renewable
  • exempted from the requests service

Where ?

The collections are available at the following libraries initially:

Central Lending | Acocks Green | Erdington | Hall Green | Kings Heath | Quinton | Northfield | Perry Common

More libraries will join in later.

How it works

The purpose of the collection is to give library visitors the best chance of getting hold of those elusive best sellers. The books in this collection are for 7 day loans only and cannot be renewed or requested.

This ensures a quick turnover and gives more readers more chance of getting hold of those most popular titles.

Other copies of the same titles are available to borrow for the usual 4 week loan period. These can be renewed and requested in the usual way.