Tiger Reels extends rental policy
Tiger Reels has extended their rental period from one day to two days and reduced the late fee from $2 to $1.
Tiger Reels is the free movie rental service for Towson students located in the University Union, on the first floor.
“One night wasn’t enough,” Katie Simmons-Barth, manager of Tiger Reels, said.
She said that this is especially true now that the role of Tiger Reels is expanding, particularly for Electronic Media and Film majors who are renting movies for required assignments.
The reaction from Tiger Reels customers like sophomore Timothy Huth has been nothing short of positive.
“I’m very excited,” he said.
The previous policy only permitted students to rent a movie for a day at a time, except for weekends, in which case it would be due the following Monday. Whether a DVD or video game, students who didn’t return their rental in time would be charged an additional $2 per day late.
Video games, however, still can be borrowed for three nights at a time.
Huth was one of the many students who fell victim to the late fees.
“I always have movies out late… I’ve been charged several times,” he said.
The new late fee structure will be applied to both DVDs and video games.
Simmons-Barth said the goal was to make Tiger Reels “something people enjoy without it being too much money.”
Simmons-Barth added that Tiger Reels has people in the store from open to close, and that a large population of the school utilizes it, especially students who live on-campus.
Freshman Sabrina Green is thankful that Tiger Reels decided to change its rules in time for her first semester.
“I like [the new rental period] a lot better,” she said.