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New selection of DVDs at your local library

Amy Shipley
Technical Services Manager

Soon the DVD collection at your local Garfield County Library will look fresher than ever.

What!? The Library has DVDs, you say?

Yes! And now the collection will look fresh every time you visit.

We have implemented a new setting in our software, and it allows DVDs to stay at the branch they are returned to within Garfield County. For example, if you borrow a DVD from Carbondale and return it to Parachute, it will stay at Parachute to be discovered by the people in that town. Right now we have only changed this system setting for DVDs; all other materials will be returned to their original location. And this doesn’t affect items you borrow from libraries outside Garfield County. As tempting as it might be to keep them, we must still send Basalt’s items back to Basalt.

The benefit to you, as a library user, is that you’ll be seeing items on the shelves you may have never seen before. You might discover a hidden gem. You could find a TV show you didn’t know the library owned. Or you might find a movie you’ve been meaning to watch but never remembered to request from the library.

A big benefit to the libraries is that we won’t have to pay a courier service to transfer the DVDs back to their original location. They will just stay at the new location until another person moves them along.

As always, if you don’t find what you are looking for on our shelves you can search the catalog on our website: http://www.gcpld.org. When you find what you need, place a hold on it with your library card, and we’ll contact you when the item gets to your library to be picked up. Ask a staff member to help if you can’t find what you want, or you can even request that we purchase items for our collection.

Another way we can help add new variety to our collection is through your donations of gently used items. We welcome donations of DVDs, Blu-ray, as well as other materials (with some restrictions). So if you’re cleaning house this fall, feel free to drop off your clean, used DVDs at the library. And while you’re there, check out the library’s collection and see if you can find the movie you’ve been wanting to see.


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