The VHS tapes have been relocated from behind the circulation desk to the very back of the compact shelving in the middle aisle of the Main floor of the Davis Family Library (outside the CTLR Offices). Please direct patrons there for any VHS tapes they wish to check out.
Laser Discs (LDs) now live in Special Collections with the oversize VHS (Umatic) and LPs. None of these formats are heavily used, but they are sometimes the only version of a title, and may be requested. Here’s how a borrower can request materials from storage in Special Collections:
*Materials shelved in closed areas will display in the catalog with an email link
*Most materials can be retrieved within a day, but please allow extra time for closed periods
Staff procedures for processing storage requests can be found here.
Reminder re: media needed for screenings
This is a reminder that on the day of a scheduled screening, films may not be borrowed prior to the screening. Students may borrow films immediately after a screening, or on any day prior to the day of the scheduled screening, and regular reserve loan guidelines apply.
This policy is in place so we can guarantee that the media needed for a screening is accounted for, clean, and ready to go for a screening.
This policy has been in place for over a year, so students and faculty should already be aware of this policy and the need to plan accordingly. Please refer any questions to a supervisor — we’re happy to help explain our policies to our borrowers.
Viewing Stations – Main Library
A reminder about viewing stations in the Main Library.
They have been re-designed to minimize loss and damage to viewing/listening equipment
Viewing carrels are located on the main floor – Main Library:
1 viewer per station only
1 pair of headphones per station – attached to each monitor
Volume is controlled by the monitor
All stations have multi-standard VCR and DVD players
There is only one Blu-ray player
There are four Laserdisc players
All media needing repair – including VHS – should be sent to P&P
Repair media – DVD, VHS etc.
All media needing repair – including VHS – should be sent to P&P along with other damaged library materials.
P&P staff will evaluate for repair/replacement and follow up accordingly.
Supervisors – do not send to Media Services staff.