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Media Services & Streaming Services

For full details into new media lending policies, please read the Media Lending Policies Announcement from Dean Mark Stover. (.pdf)

Changes in Media Lending Policies

The Oviatt Library is changing media lending policies to comply with the CSU+ Resource Sharing consortium. Students, faculty, or staff in the CSU may check out physical media and books from other CSU libraries for up to 60 days.

To ensure DVDs or other physical media will be available to students, it is recommended to place it on reserve with the Teacher Curriculum Center / Music & Media. Video requests should be made AT LEAST one semester in advance.

  • Loan Periods
    • Media Reserves generally 3 hours in-Library use only for students
    • 7 days for course faculty
    • 3 hours for classroom use only by non-course faculty
  • Media not on reserve will circulate to CSUN and other CSU users for 60 days -- subject to recall if needed for Reserves
  • Request media reserves at Video Request / Reserve Form

In addition to media Reserves the Library subscribes to several streaming databases, which can be shown in smart classrooms or linked into Canvas.

We encourage you to work with your subject specialist librarian to identify streaming titles of interest, in addition to or in lieu of placing physical media on Reserve.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to upload VHS/DVD content to websites and Canvas.

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