RE: [Videolib] video/DVD circulation policies

Badilla-Melendez, Cindy (
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 07:24:51 -0500

We have 1 week for faculty/staff with renew possibilities is no other
faculty or student needs it.
This is heavy used collection for faculty. there are several videos that are
used by different departments. we have III but do not use the booking module
because it doesn't do what we need. we created access databases and work
perfectly for us. faculty can renew over the phone or in person.

we have 2 days check out for students and No renewals. fines are very high
if there are not returned on time. The reason why we don't have renewal for
students is because we want all the students be able to use the videos and
not to be monopolized by one student renewing them. Lost fines are very high
too, due to videos could be very expensive.


Cindy Badilla-Melendez
Media Resources Librarian
O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library,
University of St. Thomas
phone (651) 962-5464
fax (651) 962-5406

-----Original Message-----
From: Joanna Duy []
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 3:54 PM
Subject: [Videolib] video/DVD circulation policies

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

Thanks for any feedback you may have-

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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