AACPL now allowing customers to check out 99 DVDs

| March 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Public LibraryAnne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is now allowing its customers to borrow up to 99 DVDs at once, effectively removing movie borrowing limits.

Previously, customers had been permitted to take out only five DVDs of each type (Entertainment or R-Rated) at one time, leading to confusion among some patrons.

“We are excited to be able to essentially remove the checkout limits on DVDs,” said Skip Auld, AACPL chief executive officer. “We can finally say goodbye to our outdated DVD limit policy. This is a very positive change that our customers asked for and we are thrilled to accommodate.”

The borrowing period for movies remains one week for entertainment DVDs and three weeks for non-fiction DVDs. Fines will continue to be collected at $1 per day for EACH overdue movie.  Fines can be paid in any library branch or online at www.aacpl.net using the library’s new service, SmartPay. Customers can simply click the “Make a Payment” button on the left side of the webpage to pay fines.

AACPL’s movie collection includes 62,096 DVDs encompassing both educational and entertainment films and programs. In 2014, AACPL customers checked out DVDs more than 781,000 times.

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