Facilities in Performing Arts and Media
Individual Listening and Viewing
Individual listening and viewing facilities are available for use with various media types.
- Audio - mp3, CD, minidisc, audio cassette, digital audio tape, LP record, reel-to-reel tape
- Video - DVD, multi-region DVD, video cassette, international video cassette, laser disc, and photographic slide
A Merlin Reader is available for users with low or impaired vision. Access to the library catalog and performing arts electronic resources is provided. Apple workstations are also available.
Wireless internet is available.
Group Viewing Rooms
A small group media room (Room 107A) for audio or video presentations may be reserved for consecutive days or regular periods throughout the semester. It may also be requested on a first-come first-served basis. The room, which seats up to 12, is equipped with a LCD screen, computer, and audio/video equipment which include DVD, multiregion DVD, Blu-Ray, VCR, and audio cassette player as well as a turntable. Individuals can also connect to media materials housed on personal media devices or portable media. Your device may require a special cable. We recommend that you come prepared.
The Florence B. Williams Viewing Room (Room 104) is used for library instruction and is available to classes on campus for multimedia presentations. The room is outfitted with a campus podium which allows groups to view videos on DVDs, multi-region DVD, and Blu-Ray discs. Users may use the podium’s mini-MAC and networked PC as well as connect a personal computer or media device. Your device may require a special cable. We recommend that you come prepared. A document camera is also available for projecting transparencies or paper materials. With prior arrangement, additional overhead, slide or 16mm projectors may be installed. This room is available for weekly class meetings only by prior arrangement and has a capacity for 50 individuals.
You may reserve group rooms by filling out the request form available at the service desk, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by calling 575-5517, or by completing the Performing Arts and Media room request form. Performing Arts and Media staff will pull materials and prepare them for your use. You will be informed if materials are not available.
Requests for the rooms are processed Monday through Friday. Please allow 24 hours for confirmation of your request. If you wish to use any computer software or non-commercial optical disks, please provide the disks at least 48 hours in advance in order that we may ensure that they are in proper working order.