Douglas County Libraries movie collection is designed to meet the needs and preferences of our diverse community. The District will make every effort to provide a balanced collection representing diverse viewpoints and interests and to create a collection that facilitates discovery and exploration and is in line with our Mission Statement and Core Values. Materials will not be excluded because of the origin, background or views of those contributing to their creation.
When considering DVDs for purchase, review journals and on-line sources are consulted. Relevance to community needs and interests is a major factor in the selection process. Consideration is given to titles with contemporary significance, attention from critics, reviewers and patrons and those deemed to be of popular interest, whether expressed or anticipated by patron request.
Blu-ray DVDs are purchased for high grossing feature films. Other popular Blu-ray titles may be purchased by Collection Development based on demand or professional judgment.
DCL's feature film collection contains a wide selection of feature films, including current high interest titles, classics, and foreign films to meet the diverse needs of the community. Critically acclaimed films will be emphasized in addition to award winners including major national, international, and Academy Awards.
The intended audience for children's films is preschool through grade six. Selections are based on current high-interest, family-friendly and educational titles that promote children's learning and engagement. The selection criteria used are essentially the same as those used for an adult audience.
Titles will be selected from a wide variety of sources and include documentaries and popular subjects. The district does not purchase DVDs that are publicized solely through infomercials or personal websites or those that are produced specifically for instructional use in classrooms.
Priority is given to programs that have educational value such as history, biography, travel, and documentary titles or popular television series that have won or been nominated for a major award. Consideration is given to titles with contemporary significance, attention from critics, reviewers and patrons and those deemed to be of popular interest. Special consideration will be given to popular animated series for children.
Occasionally new A-V media formats are introduced into the market place. These will be studied carefully to assess their suitability for public library use and sufficient time will be allowed to determine whether they will receive widespread and lasting public acceptance before collections of such new formats are added to the library.
The District will not be responsible for any damage to patron's DVD players, computers or other playing devices that occur while using DCL DVDs.