Netflix @ Exeter Public Library, RI

The Netflix model (picking DVDs online and delivering them at home with no late fees) has always been very attractive to libraries, but so far nobody ever dare to try it.

Last month my former employer Brooklyn Public Library even acknowledged that they have been thinking about incorporating the Netflix model with library customers.

As expected one public library already signed with Netflix to deliver DVDs to customers. Here is a how it works at Exeter Public Library in Rhode Island.

"The Library has subscribed to Netflix, the online movie rental service. Now, if there is a title you are looking for that isn't on our shelves or the shelves of any other RI library, you can request that we get it through Netflix for you.

How it works: you place a paper or e-mail request with us. If the title is not readily available through the regular library delivery system, we will go into our Netflix account and order it for you. When the movie arrives, we will notify you and you can check it out for one week with your library card – just like the movies we own. Depending on how popular the service become, your DVDs should arrive very quickly."

Via: The Shifted Librarian
http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2007/04/22/exeter_public_library_does_netflix.html

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s