How to Care for Videorecordings

Help the library maintain the videotape collection by following a few simple do's and don'ts.

  • Return videorecordings to the Butler Reserves desk and hand them to a staff member.

  • Please notify staff if a videotape is defective.

  • Don't return videorecordings to the outside bookdrop because doing so can damage the tape.

  • Store the tape in a cool and dry place-avoid leaving tapes in the sun or in a hot place.

  • Keep the tape away from the transformers of VCRs, televisions or audio receivers. These devices emit magnetic fields that can damage magnetic media such as videotape.

  • Protect the tape from dust and follow the recommended maintenance practices for the VCR.

  • Always rewind.

Thank you!