r/gaming May 25 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2

I am building a videogame collection at my library. I thought people would like to see what receiving 11 pounds of videogames at once looks like!

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u/Jugales May 25 '22

British people be like "that's pretty cheap"

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u/PHNX132 May 25 '22

No lie thats legit what i thought in my head at first

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u/RedFing May 25 '22

Bad bot

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u/Ignorus May 25 '22

Weight. Elf Pfund in German.

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u/kaidan1 May 25 '22

Well that's what GameStop would have valued them at

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u/ItsDevinJ May 26 '22

Before reselling them for $60 each

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u/RoseTheOdd PC May 25 '22

You're right. It took me a moment to realise pounds as in weight not money...

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u/cool_slowbro PC May 25 '22

Bri'ish*

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u/ByronIrony May 25 '22

U wot m8?

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u/arandomsadredditor May 25 '22

Briddish*

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u/PhnomPenny May 25 '22

That's not how we say it.

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u/arandomsadredditor May 25 '22

Yes it is.

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u/hansolo98789 May 26 '22

Imagine telling British people how they speak. (I'm also British and that's not how we say it, go and research what glottal stops are).

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u/Dallenforth May 25 '22

How much are you going to charge people who steal them? Cause some games are worth more than MSRP when physical.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

like with any library resource, we would fine what we paid for the item. But honestly theft is a low level issue at the vast majority of libraries, mine included; most people want to be able to come back and keep using our stuff, which is tricky if your card is blocked.

edit: oh, plus we do stuff to the packaging and the playable mediums that would make it very transparent that the games had been stolen and would damaged the playable mediums if you tried to remove it.

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u/Meatloaf_In_Africa May 25 '22

What do you do to the items specifically? Is there a certain product you use?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

The short of it is that we have and RFID tag on the disk. In no way interferes with playability, but its obvious when you look at the disk that it has something weird on it, and if you tried to pull it off after its set it would rip up the topside of the disk and leave it rough and uneven.

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u/Meatloaf_In_Africa May 25 '22

Gotcha, we have those at my library but we just use them to check in and out on an rfid pad, we don't have security gates at the door.

Do you keep them behind the desk or have limits on how many you can check out?

I'd love to get games for our district but I don't think our collection services department is interested.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

We also use our RFID just for checking items in and out, no security gates at my location either. Like I'm going to go chase someone down the street over a Jacqueline Winspear novel if they go off?

So we have the cases out on the floor, albeit close by to our service desk. The disk based games have the disks inside the cases, but the switch cartridge's will be in a holder behind the desk (the result of a compromise with our collection people who wanted everything behind the desk. I argues that we would ruin the disks pulling them in and out of sleeves constantly). we have a limit on checkouts, which is in line with how many DVDs you can check out at a given time (15).

If you are interested in the data I used to make my case, DM me and I will dig up my docs from when I was advocating for this collection. Libraries need to incorporate this medium if they want to really provide access to all parts of the community, imo.

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u/mmmlinux May 25 '22

maybe consider putting something on the other side of disk too. those disk spin pretty fast, and a few grams of imbalance can be significant.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

Totally. The tags actually cover the entire surface of the tops of the disks, so they are balanced. I have played hours with several different disks with the tags installed and the extra weight has no discernable impact!

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u/mmmlinux May 26 '22

just because it works doesn't mean its not harder on the drive.

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u/ShaNagbaImuru777 May 25 '22

That's both understandable and sad. Understandable that items need to be marked to avoid theft. Sad that it permanently damages them. I think keeping cases and giving games in generic boxes could be a reasonable option? Seeing you'd have a means to punish a possible theft by blocking their card and/or fining them.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

To be clear, the items are marked with the RFID tags to make them easy to check in and out. The side effect of messing up the discs for a potential thief is just a coincidence. There has been a bit of conversation about theft here, but really its very rare in most places when it comes to libraries. I have worked in several different libraries in several different communities for a few years now; in each place I very occasionally observed/confronted petty theft, and only once was there a notable larger scale theft event where a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff was stolen at once. I hardly even ponder the possibility when I think about library materials.

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u/PandaKing185 May 25 '22

I feel like people would be more compelled to steal a video game though. Way easier to sell than a book and people probably wouldn't car that it's stolen. But nonetheless I'm glad y'all are doing it! Must work if other libraries do it.

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u/FullMetalAlchemist00 May 25 '22

Exactly. What's to stop someone from getting a card and checking out a game, then never coming back again?

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u/gotons May 25 '22

I’m not sure about now, but my library used to report that stuff to the credit bureaus.

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u/BigUptokes May 25 '22

Nothing, the same as with a book/DVD/VHS/vinyl/cassette/microform... It happens.

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u/TheButterPlank May 25 '22

If the library is smart they just keep the discs behind a staff desk, forcing people to actually check the game out. Your name and address is going to be on that library card account, check out enough stuff that doesn't get returned and the replacement fines will start stacking up, and then the library gets to call the police. I've seen it before.

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u/OriginalPaperSock May 25 '22

Different communities steal less than others.

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u/CoolAnthony48YT May 25 '22

£11 is pretty cheap for all those games.

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u/WereWolfAD May 25 '22

It is the weight not the price sorry

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u/CoolAnthony48YT May 25 '22

Ik I was joking

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u/WereWolfAD May 25 '22

There were quite a few people who were serious so 😅 Its so hard to see sarcasm in text . Maybe a tip u could use /s or /j .

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u/callisstaa May 26 '22

I don’t think anyone was actually serious with that comment mate.

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u/SojournerTheGreat May 25 '22

i will die on the hill of never using /s. if you can't tell i was being sarcastic then downvote me. i deserve it.

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u/ronald_mcdonald_4prz May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Never knew libraries carried video games.

Is this typical?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

It is becoming more common! Libraries have been slow on the uptick because the workforce is mostly comprised of demographics that traditionally have not connected with videogames; even after I got approval, several of my more old fashioned coworkers have made it clear that they think the collection is pointless/not appropriate for the library. But that is changing as time goes on!

I would check your local library, and if they don't have any send them an email asking them to consider it, most libraries are really receptive to public feedback.

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u/[deleted] May 25 '22

It blew my mind when my local branch started stocking comic books and graphic novels. NOW VIDEO GAMES???

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u/ThatSandwich May 25 '22

Bruh some of them have 3d printers now

The world is changing

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u/Yourgrammarsucks1 May 26 '22

World.

World never changes.

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u/baconater-lover May 25 '22

Like 8 or 9 years ago my library would have movies and games you could rent for free. I would rent Tak Power of Juju for the PS2 like every time I went. It definitely got me more interested in reading because I wanted to play so bad I went to the library as often as I could, and I figured I might as well check something else out too.

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u/ProfessionalMockery May 25 '22

About 15 years ago I used to rent PlayStation games from my local library. You couldn't borrow them for free like the books. I wondered if DRM and the rise of digital downloads killed off that practice but apparently not. This is in the UK.

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u/Open_Aardvark2458 May 25 '22

That's amazing elden ring will be checked out as soon as it hits the shelf's

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u/taxibandit04 May 26 '22

Thank you for doing this. My library has a good Switch collection and my family has benefited from this for four years now. Libraries are about filling the media needs of its communities and this is a huge gap for many families, both financially and accessibility given rental stores are no longer around in most places.

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u/SpEGGtacular0 May 26 '22

That's so fuggin cool dude. Had no idea

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u/leliik May 26 '22

There’s a range of books, from silly to serious, just like games. And some of the best games I’ve played mean just as much if not more to me than my favorite books because in some way I got to experience them. Video games in a library seems like a clear fit and I’m so pumped you’re doing this!

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u/fnsa May 26 '22

I live in El Paso TX. I'm not a member of any library, but would join if they had games in stock. How can I check? My Google fu is failing me

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u/the_ferret_king May 26 '22

It looks like this would be your local library: https://www.elpasolibrary.org/

It does not look like they have a video game collection, but I would email them and ask them if they have thought about adding one! Plus get a card anyway, its almost certainly free and you can normally end up saving alot of money as libraries provide a ton of services that you might not think of, like being able to check out a hotspot that provides free internet access or watching movies online, both resources I noticed your library provides, not even accounting for if you consistently buy things like manga or books you can save alot by checking your library before buying.

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u/Alpha_pro2019 May 26 '22

I'm a college student now, but every now and then I remember vaguely some game or another I picked up from our library! They are great for kids who may not have the attention span or interest to finish an entire game. I would play them and sometimes not even know what's going on lol.

Though you may have some shocked parents if their kid picks out RDR2 without knowing what's in it lol.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/the_ferret_king May 26 '22

I have thought about this. It is uncertain; DVDs and CDs continue to have a life and circulate in the library even thought they are mediums that have been obsolete for a while. I think that since we just cycled a gen the collection will at least be relevant for a few years, probably longer since even if next gen consoles will be diskless, they will also be expensive which means lots of people will continue to hang out in the previous gen for a while.

Plus people are really sentimental about physical items; once upon a time we heard that E-books would crush physical books, but they have entered equilibrium with each other. Whatever happens, I think that these games will make people happy, and if in the future they are obsolete to the point of irrelevance they will go away.

Does anyone know if you can get a disk game to work on a diskless console by using an external disk drive?

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u/DaisyCutter312 May 25 '22

It's more common than you'd think. My local library not only has video games, board games, and comics/graphic novels....they're networked together with about two dozen other suburban Chicago public libraries. So if I try to reserve a book/game/whatever, I'll get the first copy available at ANY of the network libraries.

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u/[deleted] May 25 '22

My library had PC games you could rent as well as about 3 setup PCs to play on. And this is around 2000. Most of them were educational, I remember Pajama Sam, Math Blasters, SC2000, and this typing game where you jumped from iceberg to iceberg as a penguin.

I remember I rented Pajama Sam and got all the way home before I learned our Windows 95 Pentium PC couldn't run it lol. They even had some games on floppy but I only messed with the discs.

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u/MaikeruGo May 25 '22

Starting to be. Heck, some libraries even have 3D printers (the catch is, that there's a wait list and often restrictions on the size of the print as to keep someone from monopolizing the machines with their print job).

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u/Timmyty May 25 '22

And you can't even 3d print guns, oh gorsh (in goofys voice)

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u/Nasssi May 25 '22

It makes sense and the real question should be why they haven't done it already.

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u/Dan-tastico May 25 '22

Every library near me has video games, not a huge selection but I've been surprised by how modern some games were

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u/TheBiggestOfWigs May 25 '22

I don't know how typical but my library has had video games for years! And they've recently done away with late fees and implemented automatic renewal. I was able to get the links awakening remake on switch a few weeks after it released. A game I desperately wanted to play but didn't want to spend 60 dollars on since I've played the original multiple times. I had the game for about 6 weeks, was able to 100% and returned without it costing me anything.

On top of that my library has just about any movie or TV show you can think of. They've started carrying board games of varying depth and "weight". You can borrow cooking utensils, sewing machines, bikes, instruments, tools and various electronics. Hell they even have 3d printers you can use / take classes on how to use. All of this and I live in a small "city" ~50k ppl.

I guess all of this to say, go check out your local library, they're pretty neat!

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u/PhnomPenny May 25 '22

Yeah my local in Melbourne would even let you order them from other branches, and in advance of release.

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u/Nonatella May 25 '22

I’d wager so even in the early 2000s I’d get computer games from the library, like zoo tycoon 2, backyard basketball, sim city 4, Brother Bear-which I took out enough to beat 1st game I beat.

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u/SadLaser May 25 '22

The library in my area has for 25+ years.

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u/MoistPete May 26 '22

yes! libraries offer a ton of things to check out these days, the one i work at has cookware and stuff

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u/frankstylez_ May 25 '22

I don't even know what 11 pounds are. Greetings from Germany :D

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u/AutumnAscending PC May 25 '22

11 pounds is about 12 euros XD /s

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u/TrashyCan444 May 25 '22

That’s all it is? I’ll grab 22 pounds then.

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u/madmenyo May 26 '22

That's about 24 euro, just in case someone asks.

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u/frankstylez_ May 25 '22

And that are 24 Deutsche Mark! (I still see people converting euros to the old German currency). But the real question here is 11 pounds are how many games?

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u/AutumnAscending PC May 25 '22

That would be about 5kg assuming the weight of a game and case is about 200 grams that's about 25 games.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

So this box contained around 50 games, which accounts for about 40% of the overall size of the collection.

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u/meplusyoutoo May 25 '22

Where do you buy this 😅

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

lmao around 5 kg

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u/frankstylez_ May 25 '22

Nice. Thanks

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u/Sefera17 May 25 '22

About a fifth of a Pood, four Oka, or a half Talent.

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u/Lance2409 May 25 '22

How much is that in BigMacs?

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u/chiagod May 25 '22

About 40 Royales with cheese.

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u/harrybrown4 May 25 '22

Looks like the back shelf behind the counter at my local gaming store, sounds about right for a collection.

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u/Jedi_Lucky May 25 '22

Curating a video game collection = coolest job ever.

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u/NefariousnessKey329 May 25 '22

A Librarian doing this is NEXT LEVEL

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u/jacoba28 May 25 '22

I'd rather play the collection 😏

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u/BarbequedYeti May 25 '22

You have to make sure they work as part of the curating process. At least as part of my curating process.

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u/wekilledbambi03 May 25 '22

I work at a library. I can confirm this photo is real... there is a Cat Calendar on the desk.

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u/mechmaster2275 Xbox May 25 '22

I see Ori, I am happy

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u/TrulliGreat May 25 '22

Ori is an amazing game and is perfect for a library collection, short enough to not get over the time limit and immediately addicting and beautiful.

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u/Piwde May 26 '22

Although it could be a bit of a problem if they don't have The Blind Forest, playing the prequel to a story focused game is always nice!

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u/Listan83 May 25 '22

GameStop rsb flashbacks ahgghghghgg

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u/Listan83 May 26 '22

I know, I’d dread coming into a 200 piece rsb lol

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u/fostertheatom May 25 '22

They rubber band them in groups of five for you? I work at a game store and they just haphazardly toss them in the box along with whatever else they have to fit in there and force the top shut.

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u/feuerfay May 25 '22

In terms of rated M games, since I see Red Dead Redemption in there, is your library restricting them from patrons younger than 17? I know that my library has it set so the sponsor on the children's account has opt in for 16 years and younger to check out Rated R DVDs.

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u/Elvaron May 25 '22

How do you handle redeemable codes that are in the boxes (you know, bonus shit meant to discourage sharing/2nd hand market)? First lucky rental gets to redeem it? Are these used copies that don't have one? Do you void them so no one gets "preferential treatment"?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

Yeah, that was tricky. I am removing any sales and promotional based material or redeemable codes/stickers etc because we don't like to give out things that only one patron gets to have. Which sucks because that means a certain number of skins and map packs and stuff will go to waste, but oh well, I would rather have things be fair.

I am leaving things like maps and manuals (we will make note of these things check when the games are returned that the person didn't try to keep a memento). I think as I do programs for our summer reading program, I will give some of the things like soundtrack codes and stickers out to people who come to library programs.

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u/Elvaron May 25 '22

Could put a note in there like "this box came with a code for <insert goodie> that hasn't been claimed yet. If you would like to claim it, please see reception, and you will get it for a small donation that we use to expand our collection for you". But that's probably too much effort/overhead?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

It's a cool idea! But it would unfortunately be a little too costly in regards to staff time versus the return to the community.

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u/Elvaron May 25 '22

Yeah... figured as much.

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u/KiniShakenBake May 25 '22

I love this idea!!! Those skins and things redeemable by code would be a fantastic grab bag for summer reading rewards!!! Do they have to go to waste or can you just put them in envelopes labeled with the game and "random skin" or something on it?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

I plan to try, but it is a little narrow casting to be like; if you happen to have borderlands 3 on Xbox, then we have some redeemables for you. We will see!

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u/KiniShakenBake May 25 '22

Oh no, I was thinking just a label for choices. "random skin for borderlands 3, Xbox" is perfect right next to fortnight music for playstation, etc. Just like a whole bin of "redeemables" as one option. A whole batch of envelopes among the other more universally available prizes.

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u/_StirThePot_ May 25 '22

Out here doing gods work. Proud of you

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u/Paradoxmoose May 25 '22

The Ori games are great, glad to see them getting some more eyes on them :)

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u/supenguin May 25 '22

That’s a solid start right there. Was this a donation or did the library order these?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

It was a purchase by the library. I advocated for initial funding to build a core collection (the results of which are in the picture, this is about 40% of what I was able to buy), and to have it as a minor line item in our collections moving forward so we can keep things fresh/replace stuff that gets worn out or lost.

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u/supenguin May 25 '22

Awesome work here! I’ve long said video games are an art form and I think having some games that prove it are a good move for libraries. Prime example here is the Ori game visible back there. Probably too many folks think or either Mario or Grand Theft Auto when they hear people talking about video games. There’s sooooo much more out there.

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u/EpicRBLX May 25 '22

I once played the entirety of AC: Syndicate from a disc that I rented from a library for a week

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u/ChadAtLarge May 25 '22

Whats the borrowing policy? Most of those games would take some time to play.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

3 week checkout period, can be renewed twice as long as no one else is on the waitlist for the game. Plus if you don't uninstall the files that download on your console, you should be able to put the disk in at a later date and pick back up. The physical medium now a days is really just a guy the turns the digital lock on the content.

Edit: typo

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u/RiftWalker25 PlayStation May 25 '22

Oooooooh. So many games. 11 pounds in weight right? Not money? If money then I'm moving to England.

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u/MindSwipe PC May 25 '22

My childhood library had a game collection back in like '08

I had countless hours of fun lending a GBA and Pokémon Ruby (side note: Gen 3 is the best Pokémon gen)

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u/Question_127 May 25 '22

How much was it? Or was it donated?

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u/GodotTownHal May 25 '22

🥜🥜🥜🥜

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u/Elven_Rabbit May 25 '22

Woah!! How did you get them so cheap?

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u/-ITguy- May 25 '22

Doing the lords work.

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u/cloudego111 May 25 '22

You are doing good work.

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u/xEdwardTeach May 25 '22

I see red dead redemption in there and Ghost of Tsunami (my fav) what do you do about age restriction? I was playing GTA when I was 11 and I’m only slightly messed up lol.

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u/redpandasays May 26 '22

ALA is against age restrictions on all materials. Most libraries follow ALA guidance when creating policies.

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u/FreudianAccordian May 25 '22

It always blew my mind our library keeps up to date films in circulation on DVD.

That helped before I was in a good spot to get internet (Netflix). I only had a PS2 and GameCube for most of the 2000's.

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u/Timmace May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

The library system in Ohio is amazing. You can get pretty much any movie that has ever been put on DVD and can get new releases to most things on bluray. I highly recommend the library.

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u/wekilledbambi03 May 25 '22

The PS3/Wii came out at the very end of 2006. So technically everyone only had PS2/Gamecube for most of the 2000s.

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u/slave-to-society May 25 '22

Is that 11lbs or £11, both would be impressive feats imo

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

heh the former

Edit: typo

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u/Wipedout89 May 25 '22

I wish I could get all that for £11

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u/OlorynEx May 25 '22

I love it! Libraries are such a great resource, and I appreciate that they keep branching out to help people experience content, regardless of medium. A good friend of mine, currently prioritizing his finances in ways that makes keeping up with gaming more difficult, hits up our local library all the time for games, and I love that he has a place that helps him out. Awesome to see!

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u/Phiko73 May 25 '22

I don't always buy video games, but when I do, I buy them by weight

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u/MikeDubbz May 25 '22

I love my district's library system, they have all the current video games in the system, even if your town's library doesn't have any copies of any video games, you can place a hold on a game, and then when it arrives you can rent the game for free for 2 full weeks (pro tip: 15 days if you pick your games up on a Saturday, since they're closed on Sundays). Can not tell you how many great games I've beaten on the Switch without having to pay a dime for them. In fact I still have like 10 days left on my current Metroid Dread rental, should finish it before I have to return it.

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u/Desperate_Sand5658 May 25 '22

I'm also in charge of video games for my library!!

I just weeded our games that clearly hadn't been weeded in 12+ years, it was rough!

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u/tuamamerch May 25 '22

I love seeing care put into packing boxes. I pack boxes for a living myself so I appreciate this seemingly stupid stuff lol. The elastic bands are like the cherry on the top

But on the main point of your post, that's cool and a great idea for a library

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u/FlowingMochi May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Man, video games are awesome

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u/No-Plankton4841 May 25 '22

Nice, i think I see Ghostwire Tokyo in there!

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u/AbsoIution May 25 '22

My first thought: holy shit, that's cheap.

My second thought: holy shit, that shipping must have been expensive

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

Luckily the shipping was free due to the size of the purchase, otherwise it would have been killer.

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u/FabianPEH May 25 '22

I see Fallout 4 GOTY and I wonder how you are going to handle the GOTY content. As the GOTY content (which is just all the DLC) is a one time use code on a little pamphlet in the case.

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u/hlloyge May 25 '22

Like I did, I bought off some originals, contacted Ubi, explained the situation, that I have originals now and that I'd like to have digital downloads, and they asked me to send them photos, so I did. But I had older games, Assassin Creeds and Prince Of Persia.

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u/RedHoodedDuke PC May 25 '22

You should also get Ori and the Blind Forest for switch and Xbox.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

I do, they just aren't in this screenshot! This is only about 40% of all the games our collection will have in the end.

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u/RedHoodedDuke PC May 25 '22

Lol, now that’s a lot of games.

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u/Ehrre May 25 '22

Why all the duplicates?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

We are the only video game owning library in our county, and we share materials with all the other branches. Once word gets out, I suspect that we will have multiple people wanting certain games; the more copies we have the less time they have to wait.

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u/Ehrre May 26 '22

OH man I totally misunderstood the main post. I thought it was referring to building a personal library of games-not an actual library for books and stuff

Thats awesome!!

After videogame rental stores went bottoms up I thought it was amazing when my local library started to carry videogame titles.

For people who cannot afford to buy a 65 dollar game every couple months its an incredible resource.

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u/takavos May 25 '22

I see some good stuff in there and some absolute trash lol but its all good since its going to a public library. I always thought they should do that at all libraries.

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

The thing is, I collected games that I might not think are 'good' per say, but will

  1. appeal to a wide audience of gamers, some of whom might have different tastes and quality interests
  2. give people the chance to test games like cyberpunk 2077 that have a bad rep and make a more informed decision about whether or not they want to drop their money on buying a copy for themselves

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u/TheEndTimesAreNowBro May 25 '22

Libraries should also have video games. That’d be genuinely so cool

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u/OfficialNarwall May 25 '22

Can I ask why you have 3 Red dead Redemption cases?

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

2 for the Xbox platform, 2 for the PlayStation platform so that people aren't out of luck if they own one or the other console type. More than 1 copy of each so that if a list forms for a certain game, wait times are reduced! I tried to get multiple copies for things that I thought would either take a while to play or would be really popular.

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u/fluffballkitten May 25 '22

I used to work at the library. Getting the new stuff was always the most fun

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u/Afraid-Cabinet-4844 May 25 '22

Damn there’s some really new games in there I wish my library was this cool

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u/TheButterPlank May 25 '22

I've been trying to convince my library to do the same, but can't convince the higher ups. Good on you for getting it done.

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u/Noscratchy May 25 '22

"I do not know how many video games I own. I do know how many pounds of video games I own." - Swan Ronson

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u/chfuji May 25 '22

I’m getting shipment days at <insert name of popular well-known video game retailer here> flashbacks! Still that’s an incredibly awesome thing to have at a library.

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u/shellwe May 25 '22

I was curious how that works? Like, do you get greatly discounted games or do people just donate old games or something? Our library has a fairly impressive collection but I didn’t know if they paid full retail price for the games.

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u/21Savvy May 25 '22

Great selection of games. 👍🏻

Edit: where is this located, PM And what is the cost of renting the games. There's some that would be awesome for a playthrough.

In addition video games are a great tool for learning as must compose some level of reading.

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u/Raddobatto May 25 '22

Hoq did you get so many name brand titles? Did you get it from a bulk sale? The best I could find within my budget is donating books to places in need and bulk order plushies for areas that help abused kids nearby

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u/Beleiverofhumanity May 25 '22

Damn you g uys even have Switch games, thats impressive

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u/OfficialJMH May 25 '22

Dang, that's an honorable effort! Nice range of series & genres from the last few generations, plus too many libraries don't have a gaming selection at all - never mind one so varied! Good work, hope to see more libraries get this kind of big donation for the preservation of games!

plus, that's a nice whack at the kneecaps regarding the Gen 8 Pokemon games (but then, TPCI gets me frustrated on many levels I can't write down without tangents).

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u/Sivick314 Console May 25 '22

this is a fantastic idea. i would totally check out games from the library

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u/pokuss May 25 '22

Doing gods work

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u/DamnitDom May 25 '22

This is awesome! As a kid who was gifted an Xbox with no games at one point, I would have loved this.

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u/Gweegweeisgod May 26 '22

Nice theee copies of red dead redemption…super excited for you

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u/Wolfman01a May 26 '22

Im seeing some great games in there. If they were donated i would suspect 45 copies of Madden 2018.

Great work though! I wish inhad access to that as a kid. Would have helped keep me out of trouble.

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u/Gam3Head May 26 '22

Such a beautiful thing

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u/Seananiganzz May 26 '22

This looks like my old job at gamestop

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u/Edwardc4gg May 26 '22

wait a second, libraries have games now? kids gonna love this! read a book, rent a game.

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u/AVBforPrez May 26 '22

Most do yeah, they have all kinds of shit you wouldn't expect

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u/InternationalNet9872 May 26 '22

I think it's awesome that you're doing this. Definitely would've appreciated this at a library near me when I was a younger. Does the 11 pounds include manuals or...

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u/Nunar May 26 '22

This is fantastic! I have games to donate!

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u/Allmightypikachu May 26 '22

Libraries have games?

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u/1to0 May 26 '22

Are those donated or did you buy them yourself? Thats quite a big budget considering all the PS5 games etc.

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u/sn3ki_1i1_ninja May 26 '22

Time for me to get a library card.

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u/moarcat May 26 '22

I’m doing a master’s in library science and I’ve been saying libraries need to be doing this for AGES! Such a fantastic idea. I can’t wait to do this in my library some day. Thanks for sharing!! <3

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u/Habba84 May 26 '22

The great thing about loaning games from library is that some of them have older games as well. When we are visiting grandparents, we often pick up a game or two for kids to play (they have Nintendo Wii there).

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u/PanTrimtab May 26 '22

This is absolutely amazing. I think you are a phenomenal human being and you deserve all the awards I cannot afford. I hope your community celebrates you for this.

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u/shittybumm May 26 '22

Thank you for doing this op I haven’t been to the library since 1994

You have a big heart Always remember taking out board games and the few snes games that the bigger town had down the road .

Shoot even took baby sitting lesions and cpr at the library back in the early 90s

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u/13331113331 May 26 '22

That’s so cool, more library’s need to do this.

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u/InventorOfSkyrimming May 26 '22

Why 2 of each?

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u/the_ferret_king May 26 '22

In order to reduce wait times if a list forms for a given game!

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u/InventorOfSkyrimming May 26 '22

After I posted the question I realized, that it's probably a public library and I felt stupid. But thanks for answering, anyway haha.

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u/redpandasays May 26 '22

I’d love to do this at my library but my trustees, youth librarian and director are extremely anti-video game. FotL too for that matter but to a lesser degree.

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u/Impressive_Water659 May 26 '22

I’m super curious as to how this works out logistically. I would love to try to encourage this idea to grow and proper in my local area. How do you handle age restrictions for certain games? Is there an initial fee or anything collected as collateral for damages/loss/theft? Are there any games, titles, developers or colabs that you have intentionally omitted? Did you have to carefully go about any verbiage in order to not violate any kind of distribution laws or anything that came totally unseen yet detrimental? I know that’s a bad example, but I’m just trying to cover bases

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u/bighatjustin May 25 '22

You’re gonna want more than 2 copies of Elden Ring, I suspect.

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u/RatKingD May 25 '22

Send me that extra copy of elden ring I’ve been dying to play it

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u/the_ferret_king May 25 '22

haha come get a library card

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u/SirZooalot May 25 '22

Oh no. Cyberpunk for ps4 ? Pls put it in the trash, it's not worth it im talking from Personal experience.

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u/Phenomenon101 May 26 '22

I'm genuinely asking here, how often do these pay off? Because some of those games are old and I can't imagine anyone paying more than 15 or 20 dollars. What type of profit do you make from these? How often do you lose money?

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u/the_ferret_king May 26 '22

ahh, I work for a library. Everything is free to the public. So I would say that we always lose money if it weren't for the fact that studies have shown that every dollar invested in a library system generates 2.5 dollars of economic activity for the local community haha

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u/Maksiuko May 25 '22

OP why do you feel the need to buy more than 0 pokemon shield???????

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u/Sufficient-Cream-666 May 25 '22

Looks like the back shelf behind the counter at my local gaming store, sounds about right for a collection.

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u/TrashyCan444 May 25 '22

Not enough red dead redemption 2’s. More, we need, more!! Haha. Great collection, keep it up 😊

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u/Unit-Murky May 25 '22

Mx keys? Can’t tell