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(also reader's services), n. ~ The process of facilitating patron use of a repository's facilities and collections.

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'Reader service' is sometimes used synonymously with reference service. However, the term is generally broader than helping patrons locate holdings relevant to their search and includes registration, orientation, and copying. In large repositories, reader service may include amenities such as food service or assistance with lodging or parking.