On August 8, 2008, the San Leandro Library began offering movies on high-definition Blu-ray discs in addition to standard DVDs and VHS tapes.
According to Senior Librarian Penny Peck, the library started with 100 discs and more will be added over time. The library's collection currently includes about 120 Blu-ray discs, including multiple copies of some movies. Like DVDs, the newer Blu-ray discs are available for rental at $3 per movie for three days.
Blu-ray discs require a Blu-ray player and will not play on standard DVD players. Blu-ray gets it name from the color of the laser used to read the disc.
The Blu-ray discs are located near the rental books and DVDs at the library to highlight their availability and reduce the potential for theft.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 22, 2008 11:04 AM | TrackBack