Media Collections Overview

Music & Media houses two media collections, each for a different use: Instructional Media and General Circulating Media.

Instructional Media Collection

Scope of the Collection

The Instructional Media Collection contains more than 8,000 videotapes and DVDs which were purchased from special funds to support classroom instruction. Every year Music & Media solicits purchase recommendations from faculty members for titles that will support their teaching. This sustains the goal of developing a balanced collection and creating new avenues of interest. Input from all academic departments is represented and programs range from historical documentaries to math instruction and from Shakespeare productions to classic feature films.

Instructional Media Programs are “Bookable”

Instructional Media programs may be booked by faculty and staff for classroom screenings, course development, or to be placed on Music & Media Reserve. Programs may be booked for a loan period of up to one week or may be scheduled for transmission to classrooms over the University Video Network. Students can book an Instructional Media program for use in a class presentation under the auspices of their instructor.

Faculty and staff can book programs by calling Music & Media at X 2211, or by mailing or faxing a Multiple Booking Form.

Student Viewing

Students may view available Instructional Media titles at the Viewing and Listening Stations located in Music & Media. So that programs can remain available for classroom showings, students may not take Instructional Media out of the area.

General Circulating Media Collection

The General Circulating Media Collection contains over 3,000 videotapes, DVDs and audio books, all of which may be checked out (see Borrowing for more information). The collection spans diverse subjects ranging from documentaries to Broadway musicals, and from rock concerts to recorded books. Patrons are encouraged to browse the collection, displayed on the first row of shelves in Music & Media. New arrivals are featured in display cases. Programs can be enjoyed at home or viewed at the Viewing and Listening Stations.