Re: [Videolib] video/DVD circulation policies

Gerald A. Notaro (
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 17:46:45 -0400 (EDT)

We do 7 days for all media for all patrons, renewable. We did a recent
assessment and it satisfied the vast majority of patrons.

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Joanna Duy said:
> Hi everyone-
> I'm new to the list, and am hoping to make use of the vast expertise
> lurking out there!
> I'm wondering what people's loan periods are for videorecordings (in
> tape or DVD format), in academic libraries. We have three day loans
> here, for all primary users, but I'm considering a proposal to extending
> that period for faculty. Does anyone else have longer loan periods for
> faculty and/or graduate students? If so, how long? If there is a common
> loan period, is it for longer than 3 days? Three days just seems
> restrictive especially if someone is using the video for research
> purposes. Also, do people allow online renewals? It's generally thought
> that online renewals would disturb our booking system for faculty class
> showings, but I'm interested to hear if others have implemented this
> successfully.
> Thanks for any feedback you may have-
> Joanna
> --
> Joanna Duy
> Head, Periodicals and Media Services
> Concordia University Libraries
> Webster Library, LB 255-3
> 1400 de Maisonneuve West
> Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
> Phone: (514) 848-2424 ex. 7746
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