Appraisal of circulation routine duties in academic libraries
This paper examines the circulation services in the circulation department of academic libraries. It defines circulation services and identifies types of circulation routine duties. Specific mention was made of shelving of consulted books, shelving arrangement, shelf reading, registration of library users, charging system, brown system, discharging system, advantages and disadvantages of brown charging system, book reservation, keeping of reserved collection, circulation of reserved books, treatment of overdue, lost of books on loan and library statistics among other as duties perform in circulation department of libraries.
Keywords: Library Service, Circulation Duties, Challenges, Academic Libraries