Blu-ray? No Way!

Posted May 29th, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest,


Yes Way, it’s true! The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is now offering Blu-ray ™ discs for check-out! Talk about a high-tech Library system. We are proud to offer this exciting new technology for our patrons and hope that everyone with a Blu-ray ™ disc player takes advantage of checking out FREE Blu-ray ™ discs today!

Tracy Montri, Library Audio Visual Department Manager, said an exciting debut collection of Blu-ray ™ discs are now available at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

“We have a collection of over 200 titles of new blockbuster movies, nature documentaries, concerts, and even children’s movies,” said Montri, who reminds patrons that a Blu-ray ™ disc player is required – a standard DVD player will not read any Blu-ray ™ disc. However, DVDs can be played in a Blu-ray ™ disc player.

Montri adds that patrons may checkout any combination of DVDs and Blu-ray ™ titles not to exceed six total. Patrons can also return Blu-ray ™ discs to any Library branch location, and Main Library can send titles out to branches for patron pick-up.

According to, Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of an optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson).

The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc.

Montri adds that Blu-ray™ movies are best viewed on an HD television, and that Blue-ray™ technology features vivid colors and an incredibly sharp picture.

Stop by Main Library today to check out your FREE Blu-ray™ discs available for check-out now!

For more details or questions about the Library’s Blu-ray ™ disc collection,
please call the Audio Visual Department at 419.259.5285.

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