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Nonpublic Note (590) field

Find the available subfields and character limit for field 590 in CatExpress.

Subfields in OCLC-MARC records

Nonpublic Note maps to field 590 (Nonpublic Note) subfield $a (Nonpublic Note). This is an optional field.  

Nonpublic information

Enter notes for information specific to the item in hand and needed by library staff, but which patrons do not need to know. This note does not display to the public.


  • Gift of Ms. Edith Sinclair.
  • Ordered from [vendor name].
  • Donated by the Friends of the Library.
  • Fund ID: En930704.

Character limit

Up to 1,879 characters or spaces.