| The municipal network has made a total of 9,693 loans since July 1 and September 10 | The Municipal Network of Libraries of Murcia (BMBM), dependent on the Department of Urban Agenda and Open Government ', directed by Mercedes Bernabé, has made a total of 9,693 loans this summer, corresponding to the period between July 1 and September, 10th.
The mayor has visited the Guadalupe library to supervise the security protocol against Covid-19 after the return of the summer and take stock of the data obtained during this period, both from the most borrowed books, and from the users reached. Thus, among the titles most read by users of the Murcia Libraries during the holiday period, stand out the works 'Yo, Julia', by Santiago Posteguillo, which has been loaned 14 times; followed by 'Patria', by Fernando Aramburu, 'Loba negra', by Juan Gómez Jurado, 'La red purple', by Carmen Mola, and 'Terra Alta', by Javier Cercas, with 10 loans.“Reading is undoubtedly the perfect ally for the vacation period.
From this service we work to offer Murcians a suitable space for training, reading and culture, with a varied catalog aimed at audiences of all ages ”, explains Mercedes Bernabé.Other books that have also been in demand these months have been: 'Alegría', by Manuel Vilas (finalist for the 2019 Planeta Prize); 'The north face of the heart', by Dolores Redondo; 'If this is a woman', by Lorenzo Silva; 'The village of fabrics', by Anne Jacobs; 'Reina roja', by Juan Gómez-Jurado; 'The painter of souls', by Idelfonso Falcones; 'The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer', by Jöel Dicker; 'Song of blood and gold', by Jorge Molist; 'The day that love was lost', by Javier Castillo; 'The shadow of the wind', by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; 'Sidi', by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; 'The silence of the white city', by Eva García Sáenz; and 'Lluvia fina', by Luis Landero.In the children's section, the comic Naruto stands out, as the most read work among the young audience with 18 loans, followed by 'Todo Mortadelo y Filemón y other characters by F.
Ibáñez', 'Bad luck', 'This is the last straw ! ',' Dog Days' and 'Looking for a Plan', from Greg's Diary series; and 'Mommy has a baby in her tummy'.The loan service has been maintained during July in 17 branches of the Municipal Network of Libraries of Murcia and during the month of August in seven locations.
Since September 16 libraries are open.As for users, a total of 11,286 have been reached and the returns have been 10,464 from July 1 to September 10.
Regarding the quarantine of books, once returned, this is reduced to one week and the loan period will be 15 days again.Schedule by librariesThe branches of the Municipal Network of Libraries of Murcia (RMBM) resumed their normal hours on September 1.In this way, the schedule is as follows:-Rio Segura Library: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.
and from 4:00 p.m.
to 10:00 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.-Cabezo de Torres, Pelagio Ferrer, La Alberca, El Carmen, Espinardo, José Saramago, Santiago el Mayor and Puente Tocinos Libraries: Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m., and Monday to Friday, from 4:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.-San Basilio, El Raal, El Puntal, Guadalupe, Javalí Nuevo and Sangonera la Verde Libraries: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
and from 4:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.-Bibliomercado Saavedra Fajardo: Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.All telephone numbers and email addresses are available at http://rmbm.org/bibliotecas/index.htm, as well as the opening hoursAvailable servicesThese branches offer the service of requesting and returning books, interlibrary loan, bibliographic and library information, and room consultation.The loan request is made by appointment in order to avoid crowds and that the time spent in the Library is the minimum possible.
This procedure is not necessary for the return of loaned works.Instructions for use against Covid-19In order to contribute to a responsible use of the centers, the Municipal Network of Libraries of Murcia (RMBM) highlights the following measures to carry out:-Follow the instructions of the library staff.-Use of mandatory mask from 6 years.-Cleaning and disinfection of hands upon arrival.-Keep the safety distance of two meters.-Avoid touching any surface.-Use the stairs, instead of the elevator (if there is one).-Disinfection of documents.
All items returned or used in the library are quarantined to ensure disinfection.-Search the catalog.
Users can consult the library catalog on the web.
In the case of not knowing how to do it, they can contact the branch for help.
All the information at: rmbm.org/catalogo/index.htm.-Book the works in advance.
It can be done with both borrowed works and those that are not.
The librarians prepare them and indicate when they can be collected. -In the case of needing any other document, it should be requested from the library staff.
Free access to the shelves is not allowed.-The order and returns will be made at the counter.-Also available: eBiblio Murcia and eFilm Murcia.More information at http://rmbm.org/
Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia