Media/Non-Print

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 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. 

Library Instructional Classroom (Room 252)

Presentation Practice Studio (Room 256)

Equipment
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 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 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 Scanjet scanner.

 

Staff

Name Title Phone Room
Leslie Davis Library Specialist, Media 985-549-2033 Sims 234