[Michlib-l] Series titles on spine labels?

Janelle Martin jmartin at lib.lapeer.org
Wed Feb 11 16:06:54 EST 2015

Hello Everyone, 
I had a patron mention that it would be nice if we had the series number on the spine label of the adult/young adult fiction books and I started thinking about it. It sounds like a good idea, however, it seems like it would be a lot of work. I discussed it with my director and she wants to know if other libraries do this. Does any library do this? What is the process? How are your labels set up and what information is on it? 

An alternative that was discussed was to put a list of the series titles attached to the shelf where the books are shelved (on a shelf talker) but this seems like a lot of information to attach to a shelf, especially for the series with more than 10 books. Does anyone do this? 

Does anyone have something that works better than these two options? 
I am more than willing to look up series titles for patrons but I thought this might help the patrons who want to do it themselves. 
Any information that you have would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks in advance, 


Janelle Martin 
Head of Fiction 
Marguerite deAngeli Library 
Lapeer District Library 
jmartin at lib.lapeer.org 
810-664-6971 ext 3218 

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