Renting collections

Patricia O'Donnell (
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 12:56:08 -0800 (PST)

Thanks in advance for your response to this inquiry.

This may well have been asked and answered already, but here I go again--

How is it that Public Libraries are able to make their video collections
available for "rental" to the community? I'm presuming that it is legal
for them to do so since virtually every one I've checked with (8) does it.
Do any of you know if it is legal for them to be renting the collections
and if so, what "protection" they are operating under? And finally, would
the same protection apply to an academic library?

Patricia O'Donnell , Manager
OID-Instructional Media Library
(310) 206-1248