580-581-3450 ext. 8
WHAT'S TECHNICAL SERVICES?
The Technical Services Department orders, receives and processes all materials acquired by the Library. The department is comprised of:
Acquisitions - ordering of books and other material.
- How can I suggest something for purchase?
- Can I donate to the library?
Gifts for the Library are encouraged all year long! Both monetary contributions and those of a material nature are welcome. Items can be brought to the north door 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or to the Circulation Desk when the Library is open.
Material donations are evaluated by Library staff to determine their value to the Library collection:
Items that are not added to the Library collection are given to the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale.
Book Donation Guidelines
Cataloging - assigning each item a location number and maintaining Library catalogs to insure patrons easy access to all material.
Interlibrary Loan - requesting items from other libraries for Lawton Public Library patrons and loaning our books out to other libraries.
Serials - keeping a record of the magazines, journals, and newspapers received.
If you have questions about newspapers and magazines the Library holds, the Reference Department maintains a list for your convenience.
Processing - marking items added to the collection with ownership stamps and affixing unique identification to each one.