DVD & BLU-RAY Loan Policy

    DVDs may be borrowed upon the presentation of a valid Ocean State Libraries card. DVD privileges are non-transferable.  The card owner MUST be present when DVDs are borrowed.


    DVDs may be borrowed for ONE WEEK with a single one week renewal if available.  Television series that are clearly marked as such may be borrowed for three weeks.  The limit is 8 DVDs in any combination of movies, nonfiction or documentaries per borrower of which no more than 3 may be Blu-Ray. The item may not be transferred to a family member’s card.  The overdue charge is $1.00 per day per film.


    Please play DVDs at room temperature and keep away from extremes of heat and cold.  Protect DVDs from dust, dirt, moisture, and fingerprints.  KEEP DVDS AWAY FROM ALL MAGNETIC FIELDS


    DVDs may be returned inside any library that is part of the Ocean State Libraries network.  DVDs may also be returned in specially marked outdoor MEDIA drops.  


    In return for the privilege of borrowing DVDs, I understand that I am responsible for returning the materials on time and in good condition.  Furthermore, I understand that I am responsible for paying overdue charges, damages, or losses.  I will notify the library staff promptly of any problems with the DVDs.


    As a parent or legal guardian my authorized signature allows my child or ward to borrow DVDs, and indicates that I will be responsible for all costs and fines incurred by said minor.


    The Lincoln Public Library staff will not restrict borrowing on the basis of material content.  According to R.I Public Library Standards, a parent or guardian is responsible for the selection of materials for his or her child/ward.  State privacy law and library policy provide confidentiality of materials charged to a library patron’s card, until such time as materials become overdue.


    WARNING:  Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures and video discs (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and 506).  The Federal Bureau of Investigations investigates allegations of criminal copyright infringement (Title 17, United States Code, Section 506).


    Approved May 2012
    Amended October 2013
    Amended March 2015