Re: Videos/DVD/Audio closed stacks or open

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 17 May 1999 10:24:31 -0700 (PDT)

We shelve everything behind the circulation desk. We have discussed
moving out laserdiscs, but since we have the room behind the desk and that
collection really isn't growing anymore, we've maintained the current
system. However, our collection is in LC call number order, so users
often want to come behind the desk to browse. We let users do it from
time to time, but not as a regular practice.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Sandy McCarthy wrote:

> I would like to know if your library/media center places videos/dvds/audiocassettes/laserdiscs/other media formats, behind the circulation counter or out in the open stacks?
> Currently, students/faculty must request the titles they want from the circulation counter. You are not allowed to browse the collection since it is behing the circulation counter.
> Sincerely,
> Sandy McCarthy
> Media/Electronic Collections Librarian
> Washtenaw Community College
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