University Library

Media Desk in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Media Desk Hours

Summer Hours 

Mon - Thurs 1pm-8pm
Friday 1pm-5pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Intersession Hours

Monday - Friday  1pm - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Quarter Hours

Sunday - Thurs. 10am-10:30pm
Friday                10am - 5pm
Saturday            11am - 7pm

0350 McHenry Library


Pod Casting Room

Room 0344 is a two to four person pod casting room with acoustic panels. Student, Staff and Faculty are encouraged to check out the equipment to record sessions. The equipment is located at the Media desk.

4 C-1 Behringer Microphones with stands (checks out separately), and includes the XLR cable necessary.
1 PreSonus AudioBox 44vsl (microphones connect to this box)
1 AudioBox Quick Start Guide
1 MacBook Pro with recording software(GarageBand)
1 Macbook Charger
1 Sound Mixer Power CablePreSonus AudioBox 44vsl
1 Sound Mixer External power Supply cable

1 Sound Mixer USB Cable

Digital Scholarship Commons


The Digital Scholarship Commons will serve as a catalyst for the creation, management, and delivery of digital content. We invite all members of the UCSC community to build innovative digital and web-based projects, find new intellectual partners, and collaborate on ground breaking research.

For more information, visit the Digital Scholarship Commons website.

Viewing and Listening Rooms

Reserve a room online!

You can reserve any of the rooms described below using our Study Rooms page.

Six group viewing rooms
Rooms 0331, 0332, 0334, 0335, 0336, and 0338 support group video study for up to fourteen people. Please click on the link for each room for more information about installed equipment and room capacity.

Seven two-person group listening rooms
Rooms 033903400341, 034203430344, and 0346 support audio study of music.  

Pod Casting Room

Room 0344 is a two to 4 person pod casting room with sound proof panels.  Student, Staff and Faclty are encouraged to check out the equipment to record sessions.  The equipment is located at the Media Desk.

Keyboard Room
Room 0333 has a Yamaha P115 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano for music study and practice. It also has Sibelius 5 notation software.

Adaptive Technology Room
Room 0337 has hardware and software to assist students with disabilities.

Group Study Room
Room 0351 is a four person group study room. It has a table, chairs, dry erase board, and external LCD monitor with VGA connection.

Large Viewing Rooms
Room 0345 and 0349 are 20 person viewing rooms with BluRay DVD, surround sound and 52" monitor.

Six open video workstations with 20" LCD HDTVs.

All have DVD players. Some have multi-region DVD players, VHS players, multi-format VHS players, blu-ray, and laserdisc players.