Media is located on the second floor of Sims Memorial Library and maintains a collection
of media materials that includes Blu-ray discs, DVDs, videocassettes, audiocassettes,
and CDs. Media also houses a wide variety of equipment, much of which is available for use both within and outside of the department. For
assistance please go to the Media Service Window.
Loan Period for Media (DVDs, CDs, videotapes, etc.)
Audio materials: students, faculty and staff (3 weeks) Video materials: students, faculty and staff (3 weeks)
Loan Period for Media Reserves
Audio and video materials put on reserve for a class are restricted to in-house use
only, with a 2-hour period. Viewing rooms are available.
Faculty members or course instructors may place items on reserve. For information
regarding copyright compliance on reserve materials, please review our Copyright Guide. To place Media materials (video or sound recordings) on physical reserve, please
complete the Media Reserve Request Form. Printed copies of this form are also available in the Media Office, located on the
2nd floor of Sims Library. Contact Leslie Davis at 985-549-2033 for more information.
Please allow up to two business days for the processing of reserve requests.
Rooms and Equipment
Media has 4 viewing rooms available for checkout. Each room is equipped with a television,
VCR, and DVD player, and is available for use by students for up to 2 hours. Other
equipment that may be used in the viewing rooms includes a Blue-ray Disc player, CD
player, audiocassette player, laser disc player, and record player.
Media has a variety of equipment available for checkout including iPads, video cameras, memory card reader, voice recorder, portable PA system, microphone
headsets, and headphones.
Media has 25 public computers that provide access to the Library catalog, databases,
the Internet, and Microsoft Office suites.
Media is home to the Laptop Lounge, an individual or collaborative work space for
users who prefer to use their personal laptops. The lounge area offers a relaxing
space with Wi-Fi access and plenty of floor outlets to charge up various devices.
Sims Library offers adaptive technology for patrons with disabilities, in accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Adaptive Technology specialized
computer includes adobe acrobat reader, Microsoft Office Suite, JAWS Screen Reader,
Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition and dictation software, ZoomText 9.14
(screen text enlarger), and OpenBook 8.0 (scanning and reading software). Equipment
includes a large-print keyboard, 20" monitor, PowerVision magnifying reader and HP