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LibFlix Acquisitions Policy

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII
JOSEPH F. SMITH LIBRARY
LibFlix Acquisitions Policy

The Library will purchase feature films and other films of interest to circulate to students, staff, faculty and missionaries for entertainment purposes. Students, staff, faculty and missionaries may suggest titles for purchase.

Films assigned an MPAA rating of R and above will not be purchased for LibFlix. Films with a rating of PG-13 and below will be considered, but not all films requested will be acquired as these ratings are no longer a reliable indicator of material that is “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” Additionally, not all domestic films are rated and many foreign films are not assigned an MPAA rating either. Films with excessive vulgarity and violence or films that promote immorality will not be purchased, regardless of rating.

While care will be taken to select films that are appropriate for most people, the Library expects patrons to use their judgment in choosing LibFlix titles for home viewing and if they find something personally offensive, the Library expects them to turn it off and return the item to the Library. Patrons may initiate a request for review of material for an item they find objectionable. The form is available on the Library’s website.