Audio Visual Policy

The Library recognizes that printed materials, while still essential in preserving and transferring information, have been supplemented by a variety of non-print media. The library staff will attempt to assess the value of all types of media in relation to the needs of the residents of the Oconomowoc area and to the goals of the Library. When funding permits, those materials judged to be desirable will be added to the library’s collection and made available for public use.

The following is a list of the audio-visual materials which the Library is able to make available for public use:

  • CD
  • Audio cassette tapes/book-tape kits/CD-book kits
  • CD-ROMs
  • Microfilm/Microfiche

The Library owns most of the newspapers (on microfilm) published in Oconomowoc since 1865. It also will order other materials through inter-library loan.

Equipment: A microfilm/fiche reader/printer is available for in-Library use. A charge per copy is assessed. A microfilm reader that does not make copies is also available for in-library use.

  • DVDs/Video Cassettes/other multimedia items
  • In addition to the above the library provides access to e-books, audiobooks, videos and music through the library’s membership in the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

None of the above material may be shown at, listened to, or used at events where admission or a donation is involved or which are designated for fund raising purposes, nor for any commercial purpose on television or cable TV, without the permission of the agency holding the copyright rights to the film.

Adopted:  2/13/1986
Reconfirmed:  3/8/1995
Revised:  8/14/2008
Reconfirmed:  6/11/2009
Reconfirmed: 11/14/2013

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