The library is composed of several sections: Acquisition Section, Cataloging Section, Circulation Section, Multimedia or I. T. Section, Reference Section, and Periodicals Section. If you’ve been too library, you’ll realize that it was divided into several sections. These sections can help readers find what they’re looking for in the library. They also keep everything organized and secured. The Acquisition Section keeps a complete and up-to-date record Of all books in the library.
This section is also responsible for purchasing new books. Once he books are accessioned and labeled properly, they will be passed to the Cataloging Section where they’re properly classified and cataloged based on the system used by the library. After which, the books are taken to the Circulation Section. This section is said to serve as the backbone of the whole library since this is where library users go when they need to read and keep themselves updated.
The Circulation Section is responsible for several tasks such as registering new members and renewing old ones, issuing borrowers’ cards and reading materials, electing fines for books returned late, and many more, This section is in charge of helping users find the references they’re looking for as well as conducting regular inventory of books. On the other hand, the Multimedia or LAT. Section houses the visual aids, microfilms, and computers of the library. Photocopying machines, scanners, DVD/CD player and a television are also found in this section. This is also oeuvre users can access online resources for free.
The Reference Section of a library serves as the home of encyclopedias, contraries, handbooks, yearbooks, atlases, almanacs, and much more. This is the place where you can find and read literally just about anything under the sun. Most of these references are bulky and very heavy which is why they’re not allowed to be borrowed by users outside the library. Finally, the Periodical Section is the go-to section of the library if you’re interested in reading the latest news and events happening around the world. This is where you can find local and international newspapers and magazines.