The following are available for loan:
- 16 mm film projectors
- slide projectors
- filmstrip projectors
- overhead projectors
- opaque projectors
- record players
- cassette audio tape recorders
- portable CD players
- projection screens
- video camcorders
- portable computers & LCD displays
- digital cameras
- compact discs
Reservations for equipment or media checkout should be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Most equipment (except camcorders, portable computers, CD players and LCD displays) can be delivered to departmental offices. Training in proper use of all equipment is available on request. Borrowers are responsible for the proper care and prompt return of all equipment. To inquire about audio visual equipment reservations call 327-7324.
Media Materials Collection
Audio Visual Services maintains a media collection of over 3,200 videocassettes, 1,400 compact discs, 16,000 phonograph records, and 800 audiotapes. You can search for media items through EZRA, the library's online catalog, either through telnet at http://ezra.wittenberg.edu or on the web at http://www6.wittenberg.edu/lib/.
Circulation of Video Cassettes and DVDs
There are three levels of accessibility for videos and DVDs in Thomas Library's collection: unrestricted, restricted (library use only), and reserve.
- Unrestricted access—Students, faculty, or staff members can check out an unrestricted video or DVD Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm from the Audio Visual Services Desk. "After 5pm" and "weekend" pick ups can be arranged by calling 327-7324 during regular hours. "After 5pm" and "weekend" pick ups are at the Circulation Desk. Videos and DVDs can be checked out for 7 days.
- Restricted access—Is when the faculty member recommending purchase has requested that the program be "restricted." Restricted material cannot be checked out of the library by students. However, students can view the material in viewing stations or viewing rooms.
- Videos and DVDs on reserve—"Reserve" videos and DVDs are available at the Circulation Desk. Students may check out "reserve" videos and DVDs for two or four hours and must view them in the library. Faculty members who wish to check out a video or DVD placed on reserve by another faculty member will need to first talk with that faculty member. To place a video or DVD on reserve, please refer to the section on Reserves here: Reserve Manual.
Please note: Use of audio visual equipment and video programs is limited to faculty, staff, and students of Wittenberg University who are carrying out official University assignments.