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Access Services: Orientation for Graduate Assistants & Graduate Teaching Assistants: Media and Multimedia Services

Overview of the policies and procedures for obtaining and keeping library materials

Media Services

The Media Services Department at the Downtown Campus Library houses a collection containing DVDs, VHS tapes, films, slides and laser discs. 

These materials have been selected to enhance classroom instruction at the University.

The department also has equipment and software to assist faculty and students with multimedia assignments.


Media Reserves

Media titles needed for Reserve can be placed on traditional reserve or streamed for online viewing

To place items on traditional reserve, fill out the Media Reserve form and submit it.

If you would like to have something streamed for a class, fill out the Request for Media eReserves .  Please take extra care with the educational explanation when requesting items for streaming.

Multimedia Software and Computers

The Multimedia area has a total of 30 iMacs. 

12 of these iMacs have the with the following software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Studio 2
  • Gimp
  • Grab
  • iLife
  • Microsoft Office Pro
  • Quicktime Pro
  • Text Mate
  • Wire Tap Studio

Additional equipment on the Lower Level of the Downtown Library:

  • scanners (5)
  • video capture devices

Media and Classroom Equipment

Multimedia Equipment

Cassette Recorders (8)

Digital Camcorders:

  • Flip Mino (35)
  • Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV851D (2)
  • Sony Handycam DCR-DVD 308 (2)
  • Sony Handycam DCR-SR42 (5)

Digital Still Cameras:

  • Sony MVC-FD200 (1)
  • Canon Powershot SD1100 IS (1)

Minolta Film CameraSRT201 (1)

Panasonic VHS Camcorder AG-188 (4)

Tripods (6)


    Classroom Equipment


    Data Projectors (9)

  • 7 Large
  • 2 Mini

    Portable VCRs (5)  

    Screens (9)

    16mm Motion Picture Projectors

    Slide Projectors (7)

    Slide Trays (8)

    Easels (2)




Media Viewing Rooms

The Media Services department the following viewing rooms:

  • 4 small viewing rooms

  • 1 classroom viewing room (Room 104) for viewing films and other media.

Room 104 can be reserved by faculty or teaching assistants who need to show a film for a class.  Room 104 holds 50 people.

The small viewing rooms can be reserved by students or faculty for viewing a film or working on a class project.   The small rooms hold from 6-8 people.

To reserve a room, fill out and submit the Room Reservation form.