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CMS Remains Closed for Summer 2021

While the CSUN campus transitions back to more on-campus instruction, the CMS remains closed but are continuing to take calls and chats for questions as we prepare for the Fall 2021 semester.

CMS Virtual Workshops

Thank you to everyone who signed up and attended our Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops! Want to be notified when new workshops are scheduled? Have an idea for a workshop you’d like to see offered in the future? Sign up to be notified about new workshops!

Equipment Checkout Renewals & Returns

All CMS equipment check outs are suspended until further notice. Any items renewed through the online CMS/LTS Renewal process are due September 23, 2021. If you would like to return your devices early, the University Library is continuing to accept device returns throughout the summer from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Library Remote Workstations Discontinued

Remote access to the Library’s Multimedia and Science & Engineering workstations via myCSUNsoftware is now discontinued. We appreciate your patience as we work on making these stations ready and available again for in-person use in the Fall 2021 semester. 

The Creative Media Studio (CMS) is a space where students of any major can have access to a variety of multimedia design and production tools, all funded by the Campus Quality Fee. As the University Library’s growing Makerspace, experimentation is encouraged and students are able to learn from their failures without penalty.Located on the Main Floor, West Wing of the Learning Commons, the CMS provides all currently enrolled CSUN students with the resources and support needed for prototyping, collaboration, and digital creation/modeling/editing at no extra cost.

Coming soon: virtual reality, laser cutter, sewing machines, button press, design cutter, and MORE!

Multimedia Equipment Checkout

green screen, cameras, lighting

Equipment such as cameras, tripods, audio recorders, microphones, green screens, lighting, and much more are available for 7-day checkout while accessories such as MIDI Keyboards, headphones, drawing tablets, and card readers are available for 3-hour checkout at the Creative Media Studio.

To learn more, visit our Multimedia Equipment Checkout page for a full list of equipment available and important information on checkout policies and fines.

Visit Equipment Checkout

3D Printing

3d printer and 3d printed robot

Beginning in Fall 2016, the Creative Media Studio’s growing 3D printing program continues to be a popular service for any student needing an outlet to prototype, build, create, learn something new, or simply have fun! Available at no extra cost to current CSUN students, the CMS 3D printing program can open a door to endless possibilities.

For more information on how to print, check out our 3D Printing page and start bringing your ideas to life!

Learn More about 3D Printing

Audio Recording Studio

computer with microphones and a headset

Located inside of the Creative Media Studio, the on-site reservable audio recording room is the perfect place for those needing a space to record and produce podcasts, voiceovers, music, and more! Soundproofed and equipped with microphones, an audio interface, and audio editing software, if you are not familiar with the equipment a CMS Student Assistant can help you get started.

Visit our Audio Recording Studio page for more details on how to reserve the room, studio policies, software, and equipment specs.

Read about our Recording Studio

West Wing Computers/Software

computer on a desk with headphones

High-end HP and iMac computers located on the Main floor, West Wing of the Learning Commons (adjacent to the Creative Media Studio) are loaded with industry standard media editing/digital design software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, and more. Computer stations are available on a first-come first-served basis or can be reserved using Libcal to guarantee your time on a station.

Check out West Wing Computers/Software for more details on computer specs, software lists, how to reserve a computer, and policies.

Learn about West Wing Computers/Software

Creative Software Support

laptop with icons for photography, music, film

Need advice or recommendations for fulfilling your creative vision? Hired specifically for their extensive knowledge in creative software, the Creative Media Studio Student Assistants are available for peer-to-peer software help on supported multimedia applications and hardware.

Visit Creative Software Support to learn more about what software is supported and how to get help.

Get Creative Software Support