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Media Collection & Desk in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Frequently Asked Questions

Clip art of a clapperboard My Professor placed a DVD/VHS on reserve for my class. How do I find it?Down Arrow Icon

  • Reserve DVDs and VHS tapes are available for checkout at the Media Desk in the Digital Scholarship Commons (ground floor of McHenry Library).
  • 1. Start on the library home page.
    2. Select the Reserves tab in the search box, and search by course code (e.g. FILM 165E) /name or instructor.
    3. Find the item you need and bring the call number (e.g. DVD 9539) to the media desk.
    4. Don't forget your student ID for checkout!.


Clip art of a houseCan I take any DVD home?Down Arrow Icon

  • Faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students: 7-day loan for non-reserve Media items, may take media items out of the library.
  • Staff, undergraduate students, and community members: 4-hour loan for most items, may use equipment in viewing/listening rooms but may not take materials out of the DSC.
  • Staff and undergraduate students may check out items from the Media Circulating Collection for 7 days.

Clip art for a viewing roomHow do I reserve a viewing room?Down Arrow Icon

  • The DSC has 7 viewing rooms, 6 listening rooms, 1 group study room, 1 accessible technology room. All rooms are are equipped with technology and media resources.
  • For room specifications and to reserve online, please refer to the Study Rooms page.

Clip art of envelope and fineWhy did I get a fine?Down Arrow Icon

  • Fines accrue on hourly items such as reserves and equipment. Checkout receipts are emailed with due date and time.
  • If you think that a fine was added to your account by mistake, please submit a billing appeal form.