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Stark Media Services (Film & Audio Collection)

 

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Stark Media Services
G-20 Hillman Library (adjacent to the Cup & Chaucer Cafe')

About

Located in Hillman Library, Stark Media Services houses film, video, and audio collections:

  • Film and Video: The film and video collection primarily supports classroom instruction across disciplines with an emphasis on Film Studies
  • The film and video collection is a primarily non-circulating
  • Films and videos may be previewed in the Media Services during regular hours of operation
  • Audio: The audio collection is a collection of music and spoken word sound recordings that you can borrow for two weeks with one renewal

 

FAQ

 

Equipment

  • multi-region DVD and VCR players
  • 16mm film projector
  • CD and cassette players
  • high speed audio-to-audio cassette dubbing equipment
  • laser disk player
  • ¾U‑matic

 

Film & Video Policies

 

Length of Loans & Fines for Media Services Materials

– effective January 2015;

 

Faculty

Graduate
TA

Maximum Number
of Items

10

10

General Loan Period

14 Days

14 Days

Renewals

Contact Staff

Contact Staff

Overdue Fines
 

$0.25 day/item
$100/item

$0.25 day/item
$100/item

Grace Period

2 Days

2 Days

Recalled Materials

$1 day/item
$100/item

$1 day/item
$100/item

Borrowing
Suspended

$25 or 10
Overdue Items

$25 or 10
Overdue Items

Lost Material
Replacement Cost

List Price

List Price

Processing Fee

$25

$25



Stark media headsets: 2 hour loan period, 1 renewal, $1.80 per hour overdue

Purpose of Overdue Fines

Fines encourage borrowers to return materials so they’ll be available for others to use.  We charge fines for overdue items to all categories of borrowers, including faculty, staff, students, community and courtesy users.

We give a two-day grace period for media items.  If a media item is due September 1, you may return it as late as September 3 before incurring an overdue fine. However, on September 4, you would owe $0.25 per day overdue fine retroactive to September 1. The fine would be $1.

Notices

Overdue notices sent by the University Libraries are courtesy reminder notices only. We are not responsible for delayed delivery of notices due to inaccurate addresses or other delivery problems. We send a courtesy notice one week before items are due. The day after items are due, we send an overdue notice. When an item is 28 days overdue, we send a final notice and suspend borrowing privileges until the situation is resolved. Once the overdue material is returned, a bill for the total amount of the fine is generated and sent within one business day.

Lost Item Replacement Charges

We charge a $100 default replacement fee for media materials that are 28 days overdue and are considered "Lost", plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee for each item. "Lost" items cannot be renewed and must be returned to the library for your account to be credited. If you return the item after billing and before we’ve begun the reorder process to replace it, your account will be adjusted and the replacement and processing fees will be removed. If we have "withdrawn" the item, some portion of the replacement fee plus the $25 processing fee will be retained.

 

Locating Films and Videos

Using PITTCat+:

  1. Connect to PITTCat+
  2. Search for the title or director
  3. Choose "video recording" under Content Type in the left hand column

Tip: if you don't see "video recording" choose "more", then "video recording"

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