Re: [Videolib] Academic library DVD checkout policies

Ang Romano (
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:41:09 -0600


Our media collection doesn't circulate to students. We allow professors
two weeks, unless another professor has already booked the video/DVD for
a certain date. We also allow students to check out materials for
in-library use, for two hours.

In addition to our non-circulating collection, however, we have a
popular video collection that is a rental collection. It costs a dollar
for a few days, and it's pretty popular. We have a very small budget
for that, and usually rely on donations. (It's a small collection.)
Eventually, we'd like that collection to be primarily designed around
collecting the works of certain directors, and less-popular, more
independent/hard-to-find films. But with our budget, it's going to take
a while.

Any popular work that is still being used often by a professor stays in
the non-circulating collection. Every few months, those popular films
will be evaluated to see if they can make the jump to the rental collection.


Angela Romano
Library Media Assistant
AC Buehler Library 
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst IL 60126
(630) 617-3259
fax (630) 617-3332

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