If you have never done a library inventory before it can be a very daunting task. I was taught the importance of doing an inventory but nothing about the logistics and process of completing one. This blog post will hopefully answer some of the questions you have about library inventory. I also want to point out that I am only familiar with the Destiny catalog system. I believe that other systems are similar but I have not used them. 1. Why do I need to do library inventory? There are numerous benefits of having an accurate and up to date inventory. They include: Identifies books that are missing from your collection Automatically checks in books that were somehow shelved before being checked in Updates the book status from lost to available when a lost book has been located Provides you with the chance to physically handle every book in