The DVD collection at the library is growing by leaps and bounds. We have plenty to offer for children, teens and adults. And while we’re thinking of revamping the system a little bit, for now, let’s go over how we work the DVD system at the library.
First, we have 12 sets of rings with DVD’s on them. Each set is arranged according to audience : children, family, everything else.
As you can see, each card on the ring has a number in the top right corner. That’s what we need. While bringing up a title is somewhat helpful (if you can’t find the DVD you want, for instance), we really just need the number. That’s how our DVD’s are arranged behind the desk–in numerical order. So, grab a slip of paper on the DVD desk and start making a list of those numbers.
And yes, we LOVE a long list. You can only have 4 movies per family (they go out for one week), but often the movies are out, so a long list helps us select movies you want that are actually in. We’ll select the first four movies we find. Easy, right?
Please, there’s no need to pull the card off the ring. We only have to put it back on later.
And bringing up a piece of paper with one number on it is not a list. It’s a number. Maybe your favourite number! While we understand you might only want one movie, please make your list long so that we have some choice, in case the first number on the list isn’t available. (You can always mention that you only want one movie when you hand us the list.)
This is a good list. Not a great one, but a good one. A great one would have ten movie numbers on it. (We often give the paper back to you. Pop it in your wallet for the next time and you don’t have to go through all the cards again. Simple, right?)
Just a few pointers: #)1 please make your numbers as clear as possible.
#2) If a number is crossed out on a sheet, we’re going to assume you don’t want that movie. (Yes, some people cross them out and then ask us if we looked for them! Why would we?)
#3) If you put a number before a slash and a number after (14/41), we’re going to assume this is an either/or situation…either #14 or #41. Not both. That’s what the slash means, right?
We love having DVD’s available for the public to borrow! And while we don’t carry brand new releases (so that we don’t compete with our local video store), we try to bring in new movies to add to the collection all the time. Happy movie watching!