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                   Oxford Library Long Range Plan   34 Chapter Five — Browsing and Magazines This chapter discusses general design considerations for the high use new materials  browsing area and the library living room and magazine area. Browsing area People entering the library will normally turn to the right, therefore, the browsing area  should be to the right of the entrance. A person entering this part of the Oxford library  should feel as if he or she is in a fine bookstore with a variety of materials. Colorful  Front covers are designed to merchandise books and will greatly encourage users to  browse so the covers need to be visible and high lighted in this display area. The browsing area is the busiest part of the library. Much of the borrowing is done in  this area with patrons eagerly seeking the latest book, video or CD/DVD. It should  contain a library of ever-changing paperbacks, a selection of art and large format  picture books, recently returned materials, and a new book, video, CD/DVD and audio  book browsing section. Materials should be displayed on shelving no lower than 10"  and no higher than 54" to give an open, uncluttered appearance.  Research based on video analysis of how people behave in stores explains the necessity  of having wide, 48" aisles in the browsing area. In this busy part of the library, the  wider aisle width prevents people from bumping into one another or feeling  uncomfortably crowded. A density of 5 books per square foot in the browsing area  rather than the 10 books per square foot for spine out shelving in the larger book stack  will make browsing easier in this busy part of the library.
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                   Oxford Library Long Range Plan   35 Customer service for users.   The library staff is the heart and soul of quality service so a library staff member should be located near the entrance. This staff member can check  materials out and can also give advice on finding the right book. Identify reader's  advisors by a sign at a service counter. There should be a shelf here for advisory books. Display Devices The most sought after materials in libraries are the newer materials so this area should  have wider aisles and easy to reach shelves because of the large numbers of patrons  who seek them out. Library equipment includes a useful array of book displayers, many interchangeable on the same systems: Tilted bottom shelves so titles can be seen without bending down Zigzag displayers that show front cover as well as spine titles
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