Pierce Library has free books

As students visit the library this semester, they not only gain a mind full of knowledge, but piles of books to take home.

And no, they’re not stealing—it’s free book Friday.

Due to the construction of the new library, which is expected to be finished in fall 2012, some of the books in the collection are up for grabs.

Since construction for this project is fairly new there hasn’t been any specific details to go in depth with the staging process. ??

There are many books that need to be given away, so students have a wide array of options to choose from.

Each week, additional books are added to the free collection that will hopefully entice those who might not have found interesting books the first time or those who missed the time frame in the first place.

“Anybody can take a maximum of 10 books and it’s free of charge,” said Florence Robin, the library department chair. “It’s a quick sale, and quick way to encourage students to come in.”

The items for sale are located near the circulation desk. The books will be on the left hand side and are displayed in cases with signs posted above, so it’s not hard to miss.??

The books that students can select range from textbooks in subjects such as accounting, anthropology, business, marketing and political science.

They have classics such as Shakespeare and modern works like Harry Potter and even romance novels from Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel. ??

These novels not only range in content but also in age since there are versions written from decades ago.

“Ultimately it has something delightful for anybody to read and it’s a great deal for how much one person can get,” said English major Joshua David. ??

The giveaway is not limited to books and also includes magazines that range from women’s magazines such as Glamour to classic music magazines like Rolling Stone.

In case one is not able to make the free book Friday event, the books are still available throughout the week for anyone interested: Hardcover books are .50 cents, paperback books are .25 cents and magazines are .10 cents.

“Over 50 books have been sold today,” said Julie Solis, a student worker at the library. “I’m still reading this fiction book that I picked up one week ago. I can’t put it down.”

Every Friday, the Library allows students to take up to 10 books for free. The books are being given away in preperation for the Library?s renovation expected in fall 2012. (Chris Audish/ Roundup)