University Library

Media Center in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Reserves Lending Code

Students may check out Media Center Reserves items for four hours, and may use Media Center study rooms and equipment. Media Center Reserves do not go out overnight. Students may not take reserves items out of the Media Center.

Faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students may check out Media Center Reserves items for more than four hours if the material is on Reserve for their course. If faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students need material that is on Reserve for another intructor's course, for longer than four hours, they must obtain permission from the course instructor and mail it to mediares@ucsc.edu or bring a signed note in-person.  Once borrowed, these items may not be renewed and are subject to the schedule of late fees for reserves items as described in the Media Billing box, and on the University Library's Billing at a Glance page.

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For Instructors

Media Center staff manage Reserves for items in the Media Center collection and for music scores in the McHenry Library stacks. To place an item on Reserves, you may use our Media Center Reserves Request Form or send an email to mediares@ucsc.edu with the subject line "Media Center Reserves Request" and provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact information (phone number, alternate email)
  3. Class name
  4. Class number
  5. Call number(s) and title(s) of item(s)

Reserves requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to two working days to process reserves requests. During the first two weeks of each quarter, please allow up to four working days to process reserves requests.

Personal Reserves

The Media Center will accept instructors' personal items for reserves under the following conditions:

  • Items must be in a format that the Media Center supports: DVD (any region), DVD-R, VHS (NTSC, PAL), VCD, Laserdisc, CD, audiocassette, phonographic record, print.
  • Items must be legitimate copies: no off-the-air recordings, dubs, or 'ripped' content.
  • Items must be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) software.
  • The University Library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items placed on reserves.

If you wish to place a personal item on reserves, please contact the Media Center at mediares@ucsc.edu or call 459-4508.

Reserves requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to two working days to process reserves requests. During the first two weeks of each quarter, please allow up to four working days to process reserves requests.

Patron Privacy Rights

The University Library is committed to protecting the privacy rights of all library users. We do not disclose the identity of any library user who has checked out an item needed by another library user.

On occasion, an instructor will attempt to check out a title from our collection for classroom use only to find that the title is already checked out. While we can never disclose the identity of the person who holds the item, we are happy to act as an intermediary and attempt to convey the instructor's need.

The best way to ensure that an item is available when you need it is to use our booking service.

Bookings

Instructors may use our booking service to ensure that an item in our colletion is available for use on a specific date. A booked item may not be checked out or renewed by another patron if the circulation period would overlap with booking dates. However, a booking is not a recall. If you book an item at the last minute and that item is already checked out, we cannot guarantee our ability to honor your booking. Also, bookings are first-come, first-served. If another instructor has booked an item on the day you need it before you book it, we will not be able to honor your booking request. For the most reliable results, we suggest that you place booking requests at least one week in advance of need.

To book an item, please email us at mediares@ucsc.edu with the subject line "Media Booking" and provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact information (phone number, alternate email)
  3. Call number(s) and title(s) of item(s)
  4. Date you wish to book the item(s)

Please note that booked items have the same lending period as other items in our collection. Booked items that are on reserve for another class may only cirulate for one day.