[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Blaine Waterman (bwaterman@sfpl.org)
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:51:18 -0700

I have heavily purchased TV series on DVD in a (somewhat vain) attempt
to have *something* on our shelves for the public to browse and check
out. HBO, BBC, Showtime, plus some classic and/or critically acclaimed
free TV.

Circulation and theft are such in this busy urban library that even with
a very healthy budget it looks to the average patron like we own 10
DVDs. TV is a slightly less appealing target for thieves and less likely
to be on reserve than individual feature films.

Blaine Waterman
AV Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102