In case you haven’t been in the library to borrow a movie in awhile, we have made some changes. DVD’s are currently found on the East wall, behind the Reference Desk. The discs are in locking cases, and have been armed with inventory control stickers. Now all you have to do is find the case and take it up to the Circulation Desk to check-out. You may still check-out up to seven DVD’s for up to one week.
Entertainment DVD’s are arranged alphabetically, by title. The movie Grease would be in the G’s. The shows in series will be in order by the name of the series. For instance, you would find the Hetty Wainthropp Investigations series in the H’s, then in series order.
Educational, or nonfiction DVD’s are arranged by the Dewey Decimal System, just like nonfiction books are arranged. For example, Ken Burn’s Baseball will be found under 796.357, then in series order.
You can still find the newest additions to our collection by looking for the DVD’s with the bright orange “NEW” label at the top.
Two of the greatest advantages to this system is that you can now look up DVD’s in our catalog and place a hold on DVD’s easily. If you have access to our online catalog at home, you may search by title, performer, or subject and place the DVD on hold, just like you do a book. If you prefer, you can still call in, with your Library Card Number, and ask for help placing your hold.
Another advantage to this new system is speeding up the check-out process for you. Patrons will no longer have to wait for a staff member to fill DVD cases.
We have finished this change for all of our Adult DVD’s. We are beginning to make the change on the Youth DVD’s. The DVD’s for kids will be shelved in the Youth Department just as they always have.
Upon finishing the Adult DVD collection change, we withdrew all of our Adult VHS tapes. The videocassettes just were not checking-out. After we finish changing over the Youth DVD’s, the youth videocassettes will be removed from the collection as well.
Eventually, this will all mean more room to add more Music CD’s to the collection as well! YEAH!