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My Ideal Bookshelf
Create a display of books highlighting your "ideal bookshelf" using this form, then drop it off at the Library. We'll share your bookshelf on our Facebook page. (This idea is based on the book "My Ideal Bookshelf" by Thessaly LaForce.)
What Do I Read Now?
Just finished a fantastic book, but are stumped about what to read next? Look no further. Oxford Public Library has a wealth of resources to help you find your next great read. Check out one or all of these helpful readers’ advisory tools:
Have personalized lists of books, audios, movies, and music sent right to your Inbox with Bookletters, OPL’s hot readers’ advisory resource. Bookletters also allows you to stay up to date on bestseller lists, award winners and “Books on the Air” (those recently seen on television or heard on the radio). Sign up today. It’s free.
Books & Authors (MeL):
Enhance your reading experience with the Books & Authors database. Learn more about the book you’re currently reading and find biographical tidbits about your favorite authors. Additionally, be sure to take advantage of the “Read-Alike Wizard.":
Stop by the Library - and Ask A Librarian
Stop by the Reference Desk and ask the librarian on duty what they could recommend for you. Also, check out our patron-penned book reviews, extensive collection of “what to read next” books, and weekly-updated New York Times bestseller list. Additionally, OPL has a variety of book list bookmarks you can take home with you.
Whether you have something specific in mind or are looking to try something new, we at OPL are committed to helping you find your next great read! Visit us today.
Find it with MeLCat
Don’t see the item you’re looking for in eLibrary? There’s still a good chance you’ll be able to get it without purchasing it from the bookstore.
OPL Patrons have access to the Michigan eLibrary Catalog, or MeLCat (for short). MeLCat is a statewide interloan system that allows participating Michigan libraries to share many of the items in their catalogs—including books, and sometimes audio books, DVDs and CDs—with other participating libraries, thus increasing the variety of items available to those libraries’ patrons. This means that if you don’t find what you need in OPL’s shared catalog, there’s a good chance you can find it through MeLCat.
Did you know the Oxford Public Library provides Outreach Services to qualifying homebound patrons? If you or someone you know is unable to physically come to the library to retrieve materials, library staff is available to deliver. Currently many Oxford residents receive library materials delivered to their home to enjoy on a regular basis. Registration is easy and may be done by phone or in person. Specific items may be requested for delivery at any time and/or librarians may make selections based on an individual patron’s interests. Call today to speak with Outreach Services Facilitator: Diane @ phone # (248) 628-3034.