LIBRARY HOURS

7:30am - 11:00pm

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Media Services

Library Hours / Sims 233 / Contact Leslie Davis / 985-549-2033

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.

Media is a unit of the Access Services Department.

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.

Media Reserves

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

Viewing Rooms

Media has 3 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. 

Library Instructional Classroom (Room 252)

Presentation Practice Studio (Room 256)

Equipment

Media has a variety of equipment available for checkout including iPads, video cameras, calculators (scientific, graphing), memory card reader, voice recorder, portable PA system, microphone headsets, and headphones.

Media Lab

Media has 25 public computers that provide access to the Library catalog, databases, the Internet, and Microsoft Office suites.

Laptop Lounge

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.

Adaptive Technology Center - Sims Library

Sims Library offers adaptive technology for patrons with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Adaptive Technology Center is located on the 2nd floor of Sims Library (Room 259) near the Media Service Window and is loaded with the following software:

Freedom Scientific JAWS
Freedom Scientific MAGic
Freedom Scientific OpenBook
Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking

Additional equipment in the center includes:

Large-print keyboard 
22" monitor
USB headset (available for checkout at Media Service Window) 
PowerVision magnifying reader
HP Scanjet G4050 

 

Staff

Name Title Phone Room
Leslie Davis Media Supervisor 985-549-2033 Sims 234