DVD, Video, and Video Game Policies

3-Day DVDs: Include major motion pictures, television shows, made-for-TV specials, stand-up comedy, music videos, foreign films and other feature entertainment on DVD. Major motion picture movies are also offered on Blu-Ray DVD.

21-Day Videos and DVDs: Include educational materials, documentaries and other items as determined.

Circulation Period and Check Out Limits:
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR DUE DATE RECEIPT. 3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs are identified with a 3-DAY LOAN sticker and genre labels (Drama, Comedy, etc.). The check out period is three days; for example, an item checked out on Monday is due back on Thursday. 21-Day Videos, DVDs and Blu-Rays are due three weeks after they are checked out. 7-day Express Video Games are identified with an Express label and are due a week after they are checked out. Newly registered cardholders must wait until they have received and presented their acknowledgment card (or two weeks) before they can check out media.
  • 3-Day DVDs (including 3-Day loan Blu-Ray DVDs): Limit of 6
  • 7-Day Express Video Games: Limit of 3
  • 21-Day Video Games: Limit of 6
  • 21-Day DVDs (including 21-Day loan Blu-Ray DVDs): Unlimited
  • VHS Videos, regardless of loan period: Unlimited

Renewal Limits:
3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs: 1 renewal
7-Day Express Video Games: No renewals
21-Day Videos and DVDs: 5 renewals (if no holds are on items)
Materials may be renewed at the Main Library or at any branch library, by phone using our renewal line (421-1240), or via our website (www.acpl.info).

Overdue Fees:
3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs: $1.00 per day
7-Day Express Video Games: $1.00 per day
21-Day Videos and DVDs: $.25 cents per day
NO EXCEPTIONS. NO GRACE PERIOD.

Age Limits:
No age requirements except on 3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs. 3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs with a yellow label over the call number may be checked out by anyone. 3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs with a green label are rated R and require a patron to be 18 years of age to check them out.

Returns:
DVDs, videos, Blu-Ray DVDs, and Video Games may be returned to the Main Library return boxes on the first floor or the outside drop boxes. They may also be returned to any branch location. DVDs, Blu-Ray DVDs, videos, and Video Games may also be returned to the Art, Music & Media department on the second floor.

Reserves:
3-Day DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs: No reserves or holds. NO EXCEPTIONS.
7-Day Express Video Games: No reserves or holds. NO EXCEPTIONS.
21-Day Videos and DVDs: You may place holds on 21-Day Videos or DVDs. Cardholders are limited to 5 holds. You will receive a notice in the mail or by email when the item is available for pickup at your chosen library location.

Damage to Equipment: The library is not responsible for any damage to patron's audio or video equipment.

Search Help:
DVDs can be found via our catalog by searching for the TITLE.  You can also limit to DVDs/Blu-Rays before searching by using the drop-down menu under Everything.
Find the following in the Allen County Public Library's DVD collection:
DVDs & Blu-Rays in the ACPL collection.
New 2014 DVDs & Blu-Rays.

DVD Newsletter: New DVDs newsletter highlights DVDs recently added to the library's collection. You can receive this newsletter by email by signing up at the bottom of the newsletter or via BookTalk.

Hoopla Movies and TV Shows:
hoopla is a streaming and download service for movies and television shows. ACPL resident cardholders may borrow up to 6 titles per month (movies or individual television episodes). Download the hoopla app for iOS or Android devices or use on your computer or laptop. Easy 72-hour loans with no late fees! Enjoy hoopla on the go!

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