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Q. Why are some DVDs in the Library for Reference use only?

Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 712

Most of the DVDs in the library can be borrowed, and we intend to make as many available to borrow as possible, however there are some which are for Reference use only, and these fall into two categories:

  • High cost/difficult to replace items.  Where DVDs are particularly expensive, or will prove difficult to replace, we make these reference only items.
  • Items which have no BBFC Classification. It is a requirement of the Video Recordings Act 1984 that only recordings with a BBFC Classification are distributed in the UK, in order to be compliant with the legislation, any materials which we have been unable to find a classification for are kept as Reference items.

The Library has provided facilities for Library users to view DVDs, these are located next to the DVD collection. Staff who want to borrow a reference DVD to show to a class can do so.

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