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Stark Media Services FAQ

Who can check materials out from the Stark Media Services Center collection?

  • Faculty and graduate/PhD students can check materials out for two weeks; materials can be reserved in advance by  e-mailing Stark Media staff at: or by calling 412-648-7232 with the name of the film,  call number, and the dates it’s required
  • Students can check out materials needed for a class they’re currently enrolled in if they print out a Student Requisition Form (PDF), ask their professor to sign it, and bring the completed form to the Stark Media Services Center
  • Anyone is welcome to come to the Center to watch materials on-site


Can I borrow AV equipment from the Stark Media Services Center?

All inquiries regarding AV equipment and AV enabled classrooms should be directed to The Teaching Center's Classroom Services. They can be reached at 412-648 -7240, or via email at


The item I need isn’t in the collection—what can I do?

Media items available from another library within the University of Pittsburgh Library System (from one of our branch campuses, for instance) can be obtained by using Get It!To use Get it!:

  1. Find the not checked out item in PITTCat+ you want
  2. Click the Get it! link in the record. Click Get it! on the next screen and follow the on screen prompts
  • If the item you need isn’t available from Pitt, you can use our form to ask us to attempt to obtain it from another institution. Please indicate the date you plan on screening the item in the notes field
  • Faculty can also ask us to order media items using the Media Request Form
  • If you have questions about ordering, please contact Stark Media staff via email: or by calling 412-648-7232


Can I put my own personal copy of a film on temporary reserve at the Media Center for my students to watch?

Instructors can give their own personal copies of films to Media Center staff to be placed on temporary reserve for their students to watch. Instructors should include a note that includes their contact information (name, e-mail, phone number) and information about the course they’re teaching (course name, course number). Personal reserve items can be picked up at any time. Rental items and items from other institutions cannot be placed on reserve.