Las Vegas residents and even their guests find it beneficial to have the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) library card for many reasons.
While Las Vegas is a place to enjoy dining out, shopping, and visiting various places, those who want to spend some time indoors, especially during the scorching hot summer months, or those who want to pay a visit to the homes of families and friends in the city, can enjoy watching movies for free by borrowing them in the nearest Las Vegas library. It is also possible to borrow electronic copies using the eMedia service.
A Library for Both Locals and Guests
Aside from the diverse book collections, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District also has a very huge movie collection. And it’s always growing as new DVDs get released by movie studios regularly. Their availability in the library is not very far from the actual schedule of new DVD releases in the market.
The library always updates the collection by adding new DVDs of the latest Hollywood films, commercial movies from other countries, and award-winning independent films that recently won awards in prestigious international film festivals.
Borrowers can simply log in to the library’s website to check their top DVD collections, then reserve their copies online. If interested in watching something outside their own lists, they can simply visit the library, check out the DVD racks, and search for whatever gets their attention.
Going to the library is a great and fun way to enjoy diverse collections of movies, TV shows, and even instructional and informational videos. There is also an area where people can borrow audio CDs of movie soundtracks.
For each library card account, seven DVDs can be borrowed at a time. Borrowing period is up to seven days. If there’s a need to borrow any DVD longer than seven days, it is possible to renew it either by going online or personally going to the library to request for an extension at the self-check area or through the librarian. Each borrowed DVD can be renewed once, meaning, an extension of another seven days.
It is also possible for the books and DVDs to be delivered right at the person’s doorstep at a minimal cost.
Las Vegas locals simply need a valid Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) library card to benefit from this local service. It is also possible for non-locals to borrow from the library as guests.
Getting a library card is as simple as going to the library, presenting a proof of address such as a bank statement, utility bill, credit card bill, along with any form of valid identification such as the driver’s license, work ID, or school ID, then a person can readily get a standard wallet card and a keychain tag that can each serve as a library card for complete access to library resources. Using any of the two identical cards, the new library card holder can readily start borrowing books, audio CDs, and DVDs. To make the process of getting a library card faster, some prefer to do the registration online at the library’s website so that they just need to present the proof of address and valid identification documents in person at the nearest library.
The Virtual Library
The virtual library branch is called the Overdrive. By downloading the videos from the library website to the person’s computer (standard versions) or even to his/her portable devices (mobile versions), a borrower can view the downloaded materials within the lending period.
The virtual library offers a wide array of choices. From classic movies to blockbuster hits, the borrower just needs to check out the online catalogue and choose the categories s/he wants so as to trim down the selection according his/her more specific preferences.
When getting a library card or if preferring to borrow the actual DVDs from the Las Vegas library, it’s a matter of choosing the nearest library location from a Las Vegas resident’s place. Here is a shortlist of the library branches under the LVCCLD:
Centennial Hills Library
Clark County Library
Las Vegas Library
Sahara West Library
Spring Valley Library
West Charleston Library
West Las Vegas Library
Read the important notice about copyrighted materials borrowed from the library.