Academics

Instructional Media Center FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who may use Audio-Visual Materials or Equipment?

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The faculty, staff and students who has a valid ASU ID.

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Where can I borrow and return the A-V materials?

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At the Media Service Desk in the Instructional Media Center, please do not return to any other department or use Book Drop.

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When can the materials be borrowed?

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During Media Center operation hours, up to 30 minutes before closing.

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What do I need to borrow materials/equipment?

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Your ASU I.D. with assigned library card number is your library borrower's card.

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How many titles and how long can be borrowed?

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Faculty and staff member may check out 5 titles at a time for a week; renewal request can be made by phone or in person before or on the due date for another week; student may check out 1 title at a time and use it in the Media Center.

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What about the Viewing Room?

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The Viewing Room is for classes that need to use audiovisual material or equipment. A reservation of using the Viewing Room is needed from the instructor in advance, and could be made by phone 601.877.6359 or in person. The instructor must be present with the students during the time using the Viewing Room, and finish a check out procedure at the Media Service Desk at the end of the class.

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Does Media Center have reserves?

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Yes. Instructor may fill out the "Media Reserve Request Form", to place audiovisual materials on the reserve for class or student to use. Student may listen or view the reserved materials by using the Listening/Viewing Stations in the Media Center.

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How can I use the Listening /Viewing Station?

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By presenting your valid ASU ID with assigned library card number at the Media Service Desk, to check out material, headphone and be assigned a station using up to 4 hours.

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What if an item is returned after the due date or is not returned?

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The safe return of library materials on or before the due date is the responsibility of the borrower. The rate for overdue materials is $1.00 per item per day after the due date. If the item is not returned until the end of the semester, the patron is charged the maximum overdue fine and the cost of the item. For the information of the equipment, please call 601.877.6359.

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What if an item is damaged?

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Report damaged materials to the Media Service Desk immediately. Charges assessed will include the cost of replacement plus a processing fee and any applicable fines.

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What if an item is lost?

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Report lost materials to the Media Service Desk immediately. Charges assessed will include the cost of replacement plus a processing fee and any applicable fines.

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Where can library charges are paid?

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Library charges are paid at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library. Inquiries regarding library charged should be directed to the J.D. Boyd Library Circulation, 8:00 am. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Telephone 601.877.6356.