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Media Collection

Circulation and Scheduling

The Teaching Video Collection circulates to instructors for class use or for preview. Videos for class may be borrowed by instructors or their representatives (for example, a student enrolled in a class or a graduate assistant), but the instructor must call or email ahead of time to authorize the representative. Students may borrow these materials for class presentations only, and must have authorization from their instructor.

Audio CDs follow the same loan policies as books. DVDs in the Circulating Video Collection can be borrowed for seven days, by all patrons. A maximum of three DVDs can be borrowed at one time.



Media reserves: Reserve items from the Teaching collection for a specific time. Reserving these items prevents them from circulating outside the Library, and ensures that media items are available for student viewing. Request that items be put on reserve by calling 617-824-8668 or by visiting the Library service desk in person.

Personal collection reserves: Instructors may place their own media materials on reserve by coming to the Library service desk to fill out reserve forms and drop off the materials.

Streaming Video Databases

The Media Collection includes the Teaching Video Collection, the Circulating DVD collection, 16mm films, CDs, and streaming video databases.