RE: Survey: AV circ desks in public libraries?
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 10:11:07 -0400 (EDT)

At Miami-Dade Public Library, in the Main Library, we have 3 circulation
areas: the main circ desk in the lobby, the children's room, and the Film/
Video department. Any of these desk can circulate any av that is brought
to them. We use the Qwik-case security case from Demco, and each desk has an opener
. Our av department is really a carryover from the days when we had a
thriving 16mm circulation. If we were starting from scratch, we would
probably put videos under the circulation deparmtent (except for selection)
. Our theft has been cut drastically with the quick cases, but we still
lose some videos to borrower's cards gotten with false id.

Donald Chauncey
Miami-Dade Public Library 305 375-5191 voice
101 W. Flagler Street 305 375-3048 fax
Miami, FL 33130