News Release

For immediate release - July 31, 2012

Change in Loan Period for High Demand DVDs

The Lake County Library System in order to speed up the availability of high demand DVDs for patrons announces the loan period for DVDs with 10 holds or more will be 3 days, beginning August 1st, 2012.

Library staff realizes how frustrating it can be for patrons who want to checkout the newest materials when there is a long waiting list. That is why our circulation system is set up to reduce the loan period for books to one week when there are a high number of holds on the most popular titles. This speeds up the circulation among users so that they get these books faster.

Libraries struggle to accommodate communities in times of economic need. From free access to DVDs, books and online resources; to children, teen and adult programming; adult literacy; and business resources; libraries support lifelong learning. This change will allow libraries to circulate popular DVDs to more patrons, filling more requests. It is our pleasure to serve the patrons of the Lake County Library System. Please ask a staff member if you have any questions -- we are happy to help!

The alternate loan period will be imposed automatically and notification will be on your check out receipt. Patrons will still be able to have 10 - DVDs at a time checked out. For specific information on circulation limits please contact your library directly. To check out the programs and services provided by your library go to


Media contact:
Charlene Smith
Interim Library Services Manager

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