January 24, 2022

Leisure Viewing Collection: Penn St. University Libraries Begin Lending DVDs of Popular Films and TV Programs

News From Penn St. University Libraries:

Do you like to relax watching television or films — like multiple seasons of “30 Rock,” the “Big Bang Theory,” “Downton Abbey;” movies like “Argo;” or the entire “Star Wars,” “Twilight,” or “Star Trek” series. Now you can borrow these and more for your enjoyment from the new Leisure Viewing Collection — Movies and TV Series

Items can be checked out at the Commons Services Desk for a loan period of one week.

The collection was developed on student recommendations.

A Few (very few) More Examples of Academic Libraries Lending “Popular” Titles

See Also: University of British Columbia: “New Library Collection Highlights Good Reads, the Old-Fashioned Way” (February 13, 2013)

See Also: DVD-LEND at Emory University

See Also: Popular Reading Collection at U. of Maryland

See Also: Recreational DVD Collection at Carnegie Mellon University

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.