Please send me the contact information for the security cases you are
using. I am not familiar with them and would like to see what they are
Manager, Adult Services
Duluth Public Library
520 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
>>> "Blane Halliday" <email@example.com> 1/29/2007 11:12 am
Tracy & others:
Collier County Public Library:
10 DVDs per patron.
Feature films & juvenile titles circulate for 3 days; non-fiction and
titles for 7 days.
Box sets of more than 2 discs are split into individual discs and
in the catalog.
We are in the process of converting all of our branches to Benefit
Cases, which use the red buttons to secure the disc. These take up
less shelf and storage space than our old Alpha security cases. After
year of the Benefit Denial Cases, the branches that have converted are
pleased with the cleaner shelf look and increased shelving capacity.
not use any electronic security system.
I hope that helps!
Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109
(239)593-3511, ext. 45
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Montri, Tracy
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 11:22 AM
Subject: [Videolib] DVD circulation policies - public libraries
We've had circulating DVDs in our collection for 6 or 7 years now, and
are evaluating our current circulation policies. To get an idea of
trends within public libraries, I would appreciate you taking the time
please let me know your current policies and practices. Thank you in
Your Library system:
How many DVDs do you allow per patron check-out?
How long do your DVDs circulate? In regard to circulation time, do
distinguish between fiction and nonfiction, adult and juvenile?
How do you handle your boxed DVD sets? Do they have a longer
period? Do you keep in one package or separate the discs?
How do you secure your DVDs?
Do you use a security case or lock?
If so, what is the name of the product?
Are you satisfied with the product? Why or why not?
Thank you again for your time. It is appreciated.
Manager, Audiovisual Department
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Toledo, Ohio 43604
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