Select Leisure Reading Books
The following is a sample of the leisure reading books currently available. They are located on the New Releases shelves near the Circulation Desk.
Spotlight on New Books
Having made some palpable hits on the defendant already, Colden was ready for his coup de grâce: the doctors. His first medical witness, Richard Skinner, possessed just the sort of theatrical flair that might impress a crowd; as the sort of fellow who would attire himself with a gold watch from Paris, a walking stick, and a scarlet cloak, he immediately stood out.
Skinner, though, proved curiously demure regarding his qualifications.
"Dr. Skinner," the prosecutor began, "are you not a surgeon in this city, and did you not see the body of Elma Sands after it was taken out of the well? Pray, sir, inform the court and jury."
"I follow a branch of surgery," he replied, "but I do not pretend to be a professed surgeon."
This was news to many in the crowd. For years Skinner had been advertising himself in local papers as a surgeon, boasting that he was "the only operator in America that sets artificial eyes"; he would also, in a pinch, install artificial ears, noses, and legs. But his only actual training that Skinner would aver before a judge was rather different.
"I am a dentist," he explained.
Leisure Reading Books Are Here!
Frazar Memorial Library now has a leisure reading collection. Through a subscription to Baker & Taylor's book leasing program, the library now regularly offers current popular fiction and nonfiction titles, including The New York Times bestsellers. Although the collection is currently small, new books will be added every month. We may choose to keep the most popular titles, or we may return them for new ones as their popularity wanes. Under the plan, our collection will eventually reach 300 titles per year.
Leisure books are searchable in the library's catalog and are shelved in the library lobby near the Circulation Desk. They circulate for the same length of time as other books. Leisure books are easily identifiable by their clear mylar covers.
The leisure reading collection is in keeping with Frazar Memorial Library's mission of providing user-centered collections and services. It allows us to maintain a dynamic collection that is relevant to our users while making optimal use of limited space and resources.
Stop by and see what we have to offer. Comments or questions about the service and suggestions for possible future titles are welcome and may be forwarded to Lonnie Beene, Acquisitions Librarian, at email@example.com or (337) 475-5724.
Frazar Memorial Library makes electronic books (ebooks) available through its subscription to EBSCO's eBook Collection. In addition to being accessible through the EBSCOhost website, our ebooks have records in the online catalog that direct you to ebook titles in EBSCOhost. This is advantageous in that it shows both the print and electronic books we have on a given subject.
Ebooks are identifiable by "[electronic resource]" in the title, a material designator of "Electronic Book," and a Location of "EBSCO eBook--Web Access Required." Since it is not always easy to distinguish print and ebook records from one another at a glance (especially if you're pressed for time), the easiest way to access the library's ebooks is to go directly to the EBSCOhost eBook Collection website and search by keyword or title.
EBSCO ebooks may be downloaded for reading offline for a limited amount of time. Downloading to a Windows or Mac computer requires the use of Adobe Digital Editions software, which is available here as a free download. (Do not download to library computers; they already have it).
For instructions on downloading EBSCO ebooks to a tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, click the "Transfer EBSCO eBooks to a Mobile Device" tab on the library's EBSCO eBooks page.
(337) 475-5719 (fax)
Google Books Search
For those times when the library doesn't have what you need, perhaps a search of Google Books will help. Please note, however, that Google Books does not make the complete text available for all books. If you need assistance, contact the Reference Desk at (337) 475-5725.
Have a Purchase Suggestion?
If you know of a book or other resource (video, journal, database) that you think the library should purchase, click here to complete a purchase suggestion form. While we can't guarantee that we'll purchase everything, we do add items based on user suggestions, subject to available funds and appropriateness to the collection. Thank you for your interest in improving Frazar Memorial Library.