Personal Library Indexing

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Tanya

Many of us have lots of books around our house. We enjoy reading them, sometimes re-reading them, looking at them, but probably not dusting them! For those of us who have moved a lot, it is also not fun moving them – they are heavy and take up a lot of space and cost to transport. So, what’s a bibliophile to do? Index!

Barbara Hemphill of the Productive Environment Institute  made this suggestion: consider making an index of all the books you have and include the name of the book, the author, and a few things about it you want to remember. This allows you to then give away books to literacy programs, libraries, or simply to others to enjoy. You will recall the books without having so many in your home or office.

Click the image below to get a link to a free Excel spreadsheet to use for indexing your books:

Book Index

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