Here we have Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Runtime of 980 minutes (16⅓ hours), which everyone but native German speakers must attentively watch because it is subtitled
You have one week to plow through all of this – but three weeks to borrow a pedometer you’ll glance at a few times a day. (Nine if you renew it twice.)
Oh, but it’s all about not making terribly sensitive people wait for holds. Your point being? I borrowed this thing right off the shelf at Yorkville. I didn’t have to “wait,” but there’s no way I can finish it in a week. Nor could anyone.
The longer the library insists on its failed policy that multi-disc DVD sets must of course have the same loan period as compact discs, children’s books, and pedometers, the more intransigent it seems. Language-learning DVDs already circulate for three weeks, so this is hardly unprecedented.
TPL management isn’t going to fix this problem without an actual order. Comin’ right up.