The Horizon Advisory Group, with the approval of Management Council, has made the decision to allow renewal of all DVDs beginning October 1st with the exception of Express titles in Youth Services and Bookmobile as well as copies in the DVD dispenser. For a number of reasons this seems a good time to make the change.
Our current DVD collections number more than 30,000 items. That is a collection large enough, we believe, to support renewals. Customers can place a request on a checked out title and of course renewals won’t be permitted if another customer is waiting.
Beginning October 1 we’ll start charging overdue fees. Many, many customers borrow a mix of print and DVD titles. Allowing DVD renewals will give those customers the ability to more effectively and conveniently manage their library accounts. We think that this change will be welcomed by the majority of our customers.
As with any change we make, we’ll evaluate over time how things work out. If problems develop we’ll address them appropriately.