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Instructional Media Center

The Instructional Media Center, located on the second floor of the J. D. Boyd Library, houses the audio-visual collections, audio-visual equipment, and provides audio visual services to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the university community at Alcorn State.

Students, faculty, and staff can check out audio-visual material from the media service desk, listen/view material at the audiovisual stations, and/or watching presentations in the forty-eight seat multimedia viewing room. Plus, a scanner is available in the center for the university community to use.

Media Service Desk

The following services are available at the Media Service Desk: collection or equipment check out/in; Viewing Room use check in/out, multimedia stations use signing in/out.

Reserve services are also provided at the Media Service Desk. Faculty and staff may place library or personal audiovisual collections on reserve for class or individual use. A "Media Reserve Request Form" needs to be filled out before an item can be placed on reserve.

The Media Service Desk may be reached by phone at 601.877.6359 during operation hours. The hours of operation can be found on the right hand side of this page and by clicking here.

Media Room

The Media Room houses the AV collections, some equipment, supplies and departmental documents.

Collections in the Media Room include videotapes, audio CDs, DVDs, albums, audiocassettes, kits, filmstrips, and slides. Micro fiches from the ERIC collection are housed in the Microfilm Reading Area on the first floor of the library near the microfiche reading machines.

Faculty and staff may use the AV collection both in and out of the Media Center. Five titles may be checked out at a time during a one week period. The checked out items must be returned directly to the Media Center on or before the due date. An additional check-out renewal request may be made on or before the due date by phone at 601.877.6359, or in person. Damaged or lost items will be charged a fine equal to the replacement cost.

Students may use the AV collection and equipment in the Media Center. Most of the AV collection may be searched via the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). A listing of all AV collections is also available at the Media Service Desk.

VCRs in the Media Room may be checked out by faculty and staff members for overnight, be returned on the due date to the Media Center. The overdue fee is $10.00 per item per day. For lost, damaged, stolen, or unreturned items, a fine equal to the replacement cost will be charged.

All patrons are required to present a valid Alcorn State University I.D. to use the Media Center and its collections/equipment.

Any special request must be approved by the Media Librarian.

48-seat Viewing Room in the Media Center

Viewing Room

The Viewing Room contains 48 seats for classes that need to use the Audio-Visual materials and/or equipment. It is equipped with a teacher station that is provided with internet access, campus cable programs, VCR, DVD, audio CD players, a digital projector, a 10' X 8' projection screen and a SMART Board.

Instructors who need to use the Viewing Room please contact the Registrar’s Office in advance by phone at: 601.877.6170 or in person. Instructors are required to be present with their class in the Viewing Room at all times.


Viewing stations in the Instructional Media Center

Listening & Viewing Station

Twenty-four (24) Listening/Viewing Stations are provided for individual use. They are equipped with 13" TV/VCR combos; DVD, audio-CD, album and audiocassette players. The Patron's personal audiovisual materials are also welcome to use in the Media Center.

Are you still needing answers about the Instructional Media Center at Boyd Library? Well the following link provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Media Center FAQ