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1Emidawg
abr. 15, 2009, 12:59am

I have been reading Reading Lolita in Tehran recently and I thought perhaps I should read some Nabokov to understand the author's viewpoints better.

I decided to start with Invitation to a Beheading.. I look this up in the automated card catalog...and the only thing to come up is The Book of Wizard Parties (Because of the word invitation)

A search for Nabokov, Vladimir gives me several novels but none are listed in the system.. no location has them at all. They aren't checked out.. just not there.

So whats the deal? Has Lolita made libraries hesitant to carry ANY of his novels or is it just my region? (I live near Annapolis, MD)

2timspalding
abr. 15, 2009, 2:20am

What system, LT?

3kevmalone
abr. 15, 2009, 2:40am

I searched in your local library (Anne Arundel County Public Library - Edgewater Branch) catalog for Lolita
Here's what I found

Branch Call # Copies Material Location
Annapolis Area Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction Material has been checked/charged out
Annapolis Area Library 1 Adult General Fiction On hold for someone
Broadneck Branch Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction Adult Fiction
Crofton Branch Library FICTION (N) 2 Adult General Fiction Adult Fiction
Eastport Branch Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction Adult Fiction
Linthicum Branch Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction On hold for someone
North County Area Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction Material has been checked/charged out
Severna Park Branch Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction On hold for someone
South County Branch Library FICTION (N) 1 Adult General Fiction Material has been checked/charged out

Or am I missing something

4Emidawg
abr. 15, 2009, 2:42am

I'm not quite sure what you mean by system, but its the "Aquabrowser" library search employed by my County's library page.

It is supposed to show you what locations it is available at... but I'm thinking its a bit flaky. Books that I know they have aren't showing up either now that I'm doing more searches. They put this new search engine up recently and I don't like it :(

5kevmalone
abr. 15, 2009, 2:53am

That's what I used
http://aqua.aacpl.net/

Go to Books/Search the Catalog on the menu bar
put
author:"Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich" in the search box

"Lolita" is the 4th one down

Select the title - you'll get a page that gives the availability information that I copied above

6Emidawg
abr. 15, 2009, 3:17am

Hmm... maybe its just this browser Im using.. maybe it doesn't like whatever scripting that service uses to display the availability data.

Will have to wait until I get home and off this laptop.