Library Lingo

Every trade has its own vernacular; the same goes for the library.  Sometimes we may say things that don't make sense to you, so here is a short list of terms and slang for your benefit:

  1. ILL = Interlibrary Loan (a book borrowed from another library system)
  2. Admin = Administrative building (where most of our books, etc. are processed)
  3. Circ = Circulation Desk (the front desk)
  4. SR table = Summer Reading table (applies only during the summer)
  5. Shelf Read = meticulously reading the spines of the books to make sure they are in order
  6. Shelf Check = checking to see if an item is on the shelf