For UW Students
Need to watch a video for one of your classes? Instructors often place videos and sound recordings on reserve for their students at the Media Center. These reserve items generally check-out for a 2 or 4 hour loan period and are for Media Center use only, so check it out and watch it on one of our big screen TVs.
Can't find that zombie DVD or acid jazz CD in our collection? If we don't have it, we *may* be able to purchase it. Let us know what you would like via the online Purchase Request Form. Please indicate whether the item is to be used in a course and how soon you need it. If you have questions about the collection and how it's developed, or need assistance locating something for purchase, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help finding the perfect DVD or CD for your research project or paper? Contact Media Center librarian John Vallier at email@example.com.
For UW Instructors
Need to place videos or sound recordings on reserve for your students? We can help. UW instructors may place Libraries' owned and personally owned items on reserve at the Media Center. Summit and inter-library loan materials may not be placed on course reserve, but don't fret. Let us know what those items and we will try to buy them, then put them on reserve for your class. Course reserve items have brief 2, 4, or 24 hour loan periods. You choose. As an instructor you may need the video for longer, and that's OK. Note that items on reserve may still be checked out by other faculty members -- so if there is a certain date you plan on screening a reserve item in class, we recommend that you schedule it with us ahead of time (see "Schedule Media" below for details on how to schedule a video for a particular screening date).
The Media Center is also piloting a service that provides limited streaming access to select parts of videos. For more information about this and our streaming audio reserves service, click here.
Need to be sure that a video or sound recording will be waiting for you on a certain date? Schedule it. To ensure that a video or sound recording is on-hand when you need it, schedule it ASAP at the Media Center (we recommend at least 7 days advance notice). Submit your requests in person, by phone (206-543-6051) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time throughout the quarter. When doing this, please provide the following information:
- Your name, phone number, email address.
- Course name and number.
- Titles and call numbers of items needed.
- FROM (date) _____ (time) _____ TO (date) _____ (time) _____
- Alternate dates and times, if possible.
- If you can't pick the items up, provide the name of the person who will be coming by (note: borrowing privileges are not transferable, so this person must use their own Husky card).
If you would like specific movies, TV shows, and/or sound recordings be added to the Media Center collection, let us know via the online Purchase Request Form. Please indicate whether the item is to be used in a course and how soon the item is needed. If you have questions about the collection and how it's developed, or need assistance locating media, contact email@example.com. The Head of Distributed Media reviews all requests and makes purchase decisions based on the UW Libraries Media Center Collection Development Policy.
Need help finding the perfect DVD or CD for your class or research project? Contact Media Center librarian John Vallier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Public
The Libraries Media Center can help members of the non-UW affiliated public in a number of ways:
- Answering questions about the role the Libraries plays in preserving and providing access to NW music and film.
- Offering guidance on preserving and providing access to your audio/video/film collections.
- Answering questions you may have about our audio/video/film collections.
We may also be able to provide visiting non-UW affiliated researchers with access to select Media Center materials. Fill out this form to request such access.
Need help with something else? Just ask us at email@example.com.