East Baton Rouge libraries now offering Blu-rays

East Baton Rouge libraries now offering Blu-rays

POSTED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:04am

The East Baton Rouge Libabry's Blu-ray collection has hit the Main Library.

The Blu-ray collection includes approximately 950 titles, spanning a wide range of interests, with every genre represented.

Blu-ray is a video format that debuted a few years ago and is replacing the DVD as the primary format for physical video discs. The format was developed to view content in high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data.

Traditional DVDs will operate in a Blu-ray player, so you can continue to enjoy our huge DVD collection with your Blu-ray player. Blu-rays will also play in a PlayStation 3 console. Unfortunately, Blu-ray discs will not function in a DVD player.

For now, patrons may check out up to two Blu-ray discs at a time with a Library Card. Just as we do for DVDs and videos, checkout periods are 7 days and overdue fines are $1 per day.

Patrons may place up to 10 holds/reserves on Blu-ray discs. Just as with other library formats, items that are not on hold may be renewed in person, on the phone or online.

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