I started teaching at GOCC again, part-time, this past fall, Tonight the same librarian gave my students a tour of both the virtual and physical library. (No such thing as a virtual library - at least not at GOCC - back in 1995.) At the end she bade the class look for a physical book or two using using the online catalog and implementing the skills she'd just imparted to find them on the shelves.
On a whim, I searched for the two books I'd suggested more than twenty years ago. They were still there, waiting patiently. No one had ever checked them out.
Tonight I'm taking them home. They're due in two weeks.
I'm already planning to check back in with them in 2035...