We can provide a suite of servicing elements tailored to meet your library specification, as protecting your books is vital in order to maintain the overall shelf life of your books.
Service Your Existing Stock
Browns Books for Students are now offering the option for customers to have stock not supplied by BBFS, serviced. Particularly we see customers who adopt the AR scheme, may want their whole Library serviced with AR Labels rather than having to replenish the whole library.
Contact our customer service on 01482 384660 to discuss how we can service your existing stock.
The Marc Record is the bibliographic information about a title.
BBFS provide Marc Record Response, where Order Specific information is added to the Marc Record including Price, Quantity, Line References, and Customers Location, Loan Type & Budget Codes.
Making populating your Library Management System quicker and saving you time.
Contact our customer service on 01482 384660 to help get you set up
Shelf Ready Servicing
You can place an order with your bespoke Servicing requirement.
Customers that require barcodes to be added to the titles; can now have the barcode information entered into the MARC Record data file.
You receive by e-mail the MARC Record file which contains all the information on each book in the order.
When the books arrive back, you can scan the barcode and the Library Management System already has the correct book data linked.
Therefore the books are “Shelf Ready” and can be put straight onto the shelf.
Customers need to have a Servicing Specification set up prior to their first order.
We do not link the barcodes into the Marc Record as standard so this option must be requested.
We can rough pack servicing by Invoice or Dewey preference should this assist un-packing and sorting on delivery. We generally do not do this as standard but please add this as a preference.
AR Servicing Options
Paperback Jackets and Hardback Dust Jackets
These drastically extend the shelf life of books; we use high quality products and professionally fit the jackets to the titles. Generally its said Paperback book is supposed to have a shelf life of 6months, adding a jacket can extend that shelf life up to 2 years
Hard Laminate and Soft Laminate
Hard Laminates are 300micro grams and Soft Laminate is 190microgramsl. Professionally fitted and sized to the books
Barcodes are professionally fitted to the customer’s specification and can now if requested, barcode data can be added to the Marc Record Response File
Fiction Spine Labels
Bring order to any library by adding Spine Labels to your books. Perfect for neatly organising your fiction titles
Non Fiction Dewey
The most widely used tool for organising books, the Dewey Decimal System is used for organising your library. Other suppliers can only supply a few decimal places we can supply up to 6 decimal places
Fitted to all books, work alongside your EAS AM antenna’s (security gates) to protect books from ever going missing again
Allows items to move out of the library faster. These allow multiple items to be checked out at once allowing for less time spent at the self-service checkout. These tags can also speed up the process of putting books back on the shelves
Date Label Plain or Date Label printed
Choose plain or personalised. Personalised date labels, will be printed and inserted each time an order is placed
Provided by the customer and applied to your specification to show ownership of your books
Grid stamps are applied to your specification and produce a grid in the book
The Main White Label Detailing the title, author, quiz number, book level and points, most suppliers do not offer a label with all this information, they are usually smaller and less detailed
AR Orange Spine Label
Small AR branded Orange Sticker which has the book Level usually fitted on the spine for easy viewing on the shelves
AR Coloured Spots
Coloured Spots added to identify the AR Reading Level. We have a Colour Key to identify which colour is which level however should you have already adopted a different colour key we can use yours
Packing by AR
BrownsBfs can roughly pack orders by AR Level to assist un-packing and sorting on delivery. We generally do not do this as standard but please add this as a preference
Customer Specific Coloured Spots/Additional Spine Labels
Customers may have their own Categories or Labelling requirements, you can send us a colour key/specification and we can apply to suit
All our Servicing Options are a bespoke set up for each customer. Customers set up a Servicing Profile which specifies the servicing requirements, exactly how the labels are to be produced and the pages and location of the page they require the item including orientation, height etc.