For Immediate Release

January 8, 2001

Library to Offer
Digital Video Display Discs (DVDs)

The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center (CCPL&IC) will offer DVDs beginning Tuesday, January 16. Over 300 titles, including new releases, will be available to the public at the Headquarters Library only.

Individuals will be required to have a valid CCPL&IC library card to borrow the DVDs. As many as four titles may be checked out at one time for seven days. Once checked out from the Headquarters Library, DVDs may be returned to any CCPL&IC location.

The DVD collection was purchased using a portion of the library systemís current video/audiovisual budget. With adequate funding, the system plans to purchase additional titles to offer at other CCPL&IC locations.

DVDs have several advantages over videotapes. They are not as easily damaged and produce higher quality sound and picture. Languages other than English, such as French and Spanish, can be selected for listening during viewing and new releases in the DVD format tend to be less expensive than in the videotape format.

Providing this technology, currently available in area video stores, meets a goal of the library systemís FY 2001Ė2005 Long Range Plan which states that Cumberland County residents will have timely access to materials and programs that support and enrich their leisure, developmental, and recreational interests.

For more information, contact Amanda L. Crabtree, Public Information Coordinator, by phone at 483-1580 ext. 119 or by email at

    Library customer Stacey White reviews the new selection of DVD (Digital Video Display) Discs now available at the Headquarters Library.
    Customers may check out as many as four DVD's for seven days. Discs may be returned to any CCPL&IC location but are currently available for check out only at the Headquarters location.

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