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Middleton Library Book Exchange

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Take a book; leave a book! The book exchange shelf, near the entrance of the Middleton Library reference room, offers free popular reading material. No checkout is required. For more information or to make donations, contact Mitch Fontenot at mfonten@lsu.edu or 578-7374.

Sigrid Kelsey is the Director of Library Communications and Publications at the LSU Libraries.

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