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Video/DVD Policy
Borrowers must have a valid Ouachita Parish Public Library card with no outstanding charges and must be at least 17 years old. If you live in another parish, you must have a Trailblazer card, which may be obtained at your local parish library.

Videos and DVDs are loaned for a period of 7 days. There is a limit of 10 DVDs per adult card at a time. Overdue fines are $.25 per day for each overdue video or DVD.  Trailblazer cards are limited to 4 DVDs per card. Please contact the  Circulation Desk at any of our locations if you have additional questions.

Video/DVD item requests may be made at any branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library system.  Requests may also be placed on the public computers provided by the  Ouachita Parish Public Library or from any personal home computer through our online services. Renewals may also be made through the OPPL iLibrary mobile app. Requests will be filled in the order they are placed, regardless of the branch that houses the item or the branch where the request is placed. Video/DVD materials may be returned to any branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library.

The borrower is responsible for any damages to Video/DVD materials (including the case) while checked out on their card. Senior citizens are not exempt from damaged item charges. VHSs should be rewound before being returned. Video/DVD materials may be renewed only one time and they may be brought into the library for renewal, by calling TeleCirc (our automated renewal service) at 327-1497, or by using the Patron Account page located in the Library's Catalog System. Renewals are allowed only if the item has not been renewed before or if it has not been requested by another patron. This is consistent with book renewal process.

Video/DVD materials that are being shown to a group, such as a daycare, schools, or churches, must have public performance rights so as not to be in violation of copyright laws. These are usually clearly marked and a notation is provided within the computer item record. Patrons may check with the library before showing an item if they desire more information on copyright laws. Staff will not knowingly check out non-public performance materials for use in a group setting.
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The mission of the Ouachita Parish Public Library is to advance literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen our community by serving everyone in Ouachita Parish.


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