Using the Burling Media Room Facilities and Collections
The Burling Media Room video and sound collections are available for check out to the faculty, staff and students of Grinnell College. Visitors and Grinnell residents are welcome to make use of Burling Media Room material within Burling Library.
While collections and most equipment may be used within Burling Library, all materials must be checked out before leaving the library. Patrons with current college affiliations may borrow recordings in the collections with their P-Card. (Loan privileges are not normally extended to visitors or Grinnell residents. However, guests are invited to speak to the Burling Media Room supervisor to see whether short-term arrangements can be made.)
- All Burling Media Room recordings are listed in the Libraries' online catalog. The catalog is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Find the item you want to listen to or view, write down the call number. Most of the video and compact discs collections are directly accessible to patrons; however, staff in the Burling Media Room or Circulation Desk, as well as librarians on duty are available to assist you in retrieving the item you seek. Please feel free to ask for any assistance needed to search the library catalog.
- Faculty members may choose to place the Libraries' media materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Burling Library or AV Center in ARH. Students may check out reserve items for up to four (4) hours for use within the location where the recording is on reserve. For more information about spaces and viewing capabilities at the AV Center please see the AV Center Web site: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/avcenter/about/ or contact the AV Center staff at 3121.
- Headphones are available for use inside the Burling Media Room. For CDs or LPs patrons may sit at either audio station in the Burling Media Room or check out a personal CD player for their use. For audio cassettes, long-playing records, and reel-to-reel tape, there are two designated stations where patrons can listen to these recordings. For videos, patrons may choose one of the eight video stations. Burling Media Room assistants are available to direct patrons to appropriate spaces for viewing videos.
- Patrons are asked to please keep conversations and headphone volume levels to a level that will not disturb other patrons.
- A limited number of recordings are designated as Library Use Only. Faculty and staff may have this restriction overridden by authorized Libraries’ personnel. Students who need one of these recordings for a class project are encouraged to make arrangements with the Burling Media Room supervisor.
- During peak times, patrons listening or viewing for classes will have priority over patrons listening or viewing for recreational purposes.
Randye Jones, Burling Media Room Supervisor