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Media Desk in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

The David Kirk Media Center supports the study and teaching of film and digital media, acting, languages, music, and other disciplines. Faculty depend on the Media Center's collections and annually borrow thousands of items for classroom use. Students use

Loan Periods

  • Faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students may check out non-reserve Media materials, including the Media Circulating Collection for seven days. These groups may take Media materials out of the library. 
  • Staff, students, and community members may check out Media materials for four hours. These groups are invited to use equipment and study rooms but may not take materials out of the Digital Scholarship Commons. 
  • Staff and Undergraduates may check out items from the Media Circulating Collection for seven days. Media Circulation Collection items may be removed from the library. The Media Circulating Collection can be renewed in person or by phone. 

Please return Media items on time; there is no grace period on these collections. Items returned late are subject to late charges in accordance with the University Library Lending Code. Please do not return items via campus or US Mail. Items are checked in on the date received by the Media Desk and late fees will not be waived because of delivery delays.

Renewals

Checked out items may be renewed in person, online, or by calling 459-4508. Media Desk renewals may be limited or denied if an item has been requested for bookings or Reserves.

Media Reserves

For Undergraduate Students: 

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

For Faculty, Faculty Proxy Borrowers, and Graduate Students:

  • Faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students may check out Media Reserves items for 24 hours. 
  • Faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students may check out Media Reserves items for more than 24 hours if the material is on reserve only for the course they are currently teaching.
  • If faculty, faculty proxies, and graduate students need material that is on Reserve for another instructor's course, for longer than 24 hours, they must obtain permission from the course instructor and mail it to mediares@ucsc.edu.
    •  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.

Billing

Media Billing

Courtesy Reminder:  None
Overdue Reminder: 1 Day
Overdue Fines: $2 each hour, up to $75.

If the item is not returned, patron is responsible for the full replacement cost.


Media Reserves Billing:

Courtesy Reminder: None
Overdue Reminder: 1 Day
Overdue Fines: $2 each hour, up to $75.

If the item is not returned, patron is responsible for the full replacement cost.

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.