Borrowing Rules
Videos & DVDs
The Collection
The Friends of the Waltham Public library have established the DVD and video collections. A charge of $1.00 per movie maintains these collections. The overdue fine is $.25 per day. The library will charge $.50 for videos returned not rewound.

Limits
No more than TEN videos or EIGHT DVDs (no more than five new) may be checked out, per household. (or a combination of DVDs and videos adding up to ten without exceeding 8 DVDs is acceptable) Series may be taken out as a whole, not exceeding the 10/8 rule, and are individually charged per item.

Reserves
Any patron, regardless of residence, may place reserves on feature DVDs and videos as long as there are items eligible to fill that request. However, NEW movies are reservable by the residents of the towns that own them for the first year after acquisition, according to Minuteman Network Policy.

Loan Periods
The loan periods of reserve DVDs and videos will be based on the library where the item is checked out, not borrower's residence or the items owning location.

Entertainment Videos and DVDs
All entertainment DVDs and videos checked out at the Waltham Public Library, regardless of owning library, cost $1.00, are checked out for 1 week, and are not renewable.

Non-Fiction Films and DVDs
All non-fiction DVDs and Videos checked out of at the Waltham Public Library, regardless of owning library, are free of charge, may be checked out for 2 weeks, and can be renewed twice, as long as there are no additional requests.

Audiobooks
Audiobooks on CD or cassette are free of charge and can be checked out for two weeks. Older titles are renewable twice, as long as there are no outstanding patron requests. New titles are not renewable. There is no limit to the number of fiction titles that can be checked out at one time. Nonfiction items are limited to four at a time per household.'

Music
Music CDs are free of charge, checked out for 2 weeks and are renewable twice, as long as there are no outstanding patron requests. No more than TWELVE CDs may be checked out to a household at any time.

Patrons may have no more than THREE BOX SETS on their records at any time. A box set is counted as a single CD,if the limit of 12 CDs is in question.