Re: [Videolib] Violent movie guidelines

From: Griest, Bryan <>
Date: Thu Jul 02 2009 - 11:43:50 PDT

I've had Hostel challenged verbally, but the patron did not follow up
with our written form, so I did not have to address the concern
officially. I've had no other challenges on any horror titles in the 5
years I've been buying these kinds of mainstream horror titles.

Bryan Griest

Glendale (Ca.) Public Library



[] On Behalf Of S Urwiler
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:27 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Violent movie guidelines



Does anyone have a policy or guideline regarding ordering movies that
are excessively violent? I'm thinking of movies like "High Tension,"
"Suicide Club," "Ichi the Killer," and the like. We've also had
requests for more mainstream torture horror like the "Saw" series or


We're a public library, in the process of developing a collection
development policy for AV, and have had requests for these specific
titles. I'm wondering what other libraries do with these kinds of
requests? Do you order them because of patron demand, or rely on ILL?


Thanks for any assistance you can give.


Sheila Urwiler

Head of Multimedia Services

Deerfield Public Library

920 Waukegan Road

Deerfield, IL 60015


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