RE: [Videolib] video/DVD circulation policies

Herbert, Rue (
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:15:30 -0400

We have a 7 day loan period for videos and DVDs for all patrons. These
items do not renew routinely because there is concern about the impact
on scheduling for faculty course support and student presentation
support. However, we will work with individuals as needed regarding
renewals or extended circ periods when we can.

Rue M. Herbert
Media Resources
Tampa Library
University of South Florida

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joanna Duy
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:54 PM
Subject: {SPAM?} [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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