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Audio-Visual Policy

WHO MAY BORROW-- Borrowers must have a valid Ouachita Parish Public Library card with no outstanding charges and must be at least 17 years old. If you live in another parish, you must have a Trailblazer card, which may be obtained at your local parish library.

LOAN PERIOD AND LIMIT -- Videos are loaned for a period of 7 days. There is a limit of 10 DVD's per adult card. DVD's are loaned for a period of 7 days.  Overdue fines are $.25 per day for each overdue video or DVD.  Senior citizens are NOT exempt from these charges. Certain types of library cards are limited to 4 DVDs per card. Please check with Circulation.

REQUESTING AV materials-- AV requests may be made at any branch of the library.  Requests may also be placed at any patron access computer or from a home computer. Requests will be filled in the order they are placed, regardless of the owning branch or the branch where the request is placed. AV materials may be returned to any branch in the system.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS-- The borrower is responsible for any damages to AV materials checked out on their card. Videos should be rewound. Senior citizens are NOT exempt from these charges. AV materials may be renewed only one time and they may be brought into the library for renewal, by calling TeleCirc (our automated renewal service) at 327-1497, or by using the Patron Account page in the Catalog. This is consistent with book renewals.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS-- AV materials that are being shown to a group, such as daycare, schools, or churches, must have public performance rights so as not to be in violation of copyright laws. These are usually clearly marked and notation is provided in the computer record. Patrons may check with the library if they desire more information on copyright laws. Staff will not knowingly check out non-public performance materials for use in a group setting.

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