Re: Archival copies of VHS's

Renee Zurn (
Tue, 22 Oct 2002 18:09:39 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, the Duluth Public Library has some videos of local interest that are reference copies only. We used to have circulating copies also but those are not longer with us. We no longer have viewing facilities for the public and so the public does not have any access to these videos.

What we have done in the past is decide on a case by case basis if the patron can check the video out. We usually did grant permission but we do not get many requests when we tell the patron that we need to get special permission for them to have the video. Often the patron is a teacher, here in the evening, who wants the video for tomorrow and, of course, no one is here to grant permission.

Renee Zurn
Duluth Public Library
Duluth, MN 55802