University Library, Music and Media Center: Policies and Use of Collections


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Policies and Use of Collections

The Library's media collections primarily support the 
curricular needs of University faculty, and therefore have 
limited circulation outside the library.  

The borrowing policies for media are:

  Media Type Loan Period Renewals Recall 
Period
Maximum
CSULA Faculty 
(Full, Part-time, or Instructional Staff)
VHS or DVD Video
CD or L.P. recordings
Mullins Music Scores
1 week
2 weeks
365 days
1
1
2
 -
 -
14 days
10 items
10 items
100 items
CSULA Students & Staff (Undergraduate & Graduate Students, CSULA Staff) 





VHS or DVD Video*
CD or L.P. recordings
Mullins Music Scores


* High cost/use media (designated by the status
"NON-CIRC MEDIA" in the library catalog) are restricted to 4 hour (in-library use only) unless you have a
Faculty Authorization
3 days
3 days
30 days (if more than 1 copy of the score is available)






 
 -
 -
1








 
 -
 -
7 days








 
3 items
3 items 
10 items








 
LA High School for the Arts Students



 
VHS / DVD / CD / LP




4 hours (Library Use Only)*

* 1 week 
(with LACSHA Faculty Authorization)

 -

 -

 -
 
Off-Campus Borrowers 
-- See Note 1 below
VHS/DVD/CD/LP/Scores

4 hours (Library Use Only)

 -

 -

 - 

Note 1 -- There are three categories of off-campus borrowers: members of the CSU LA Alumni Association, Friends of the CSU LA Library and Mutual Use borrowers.

Media on Course Reserve:  Materials on course reserve may be used in the library only.  Faculty who need to borrow an item(s) from course reserve should use the material in class and return it immediately after use.

Multimedia CD/DVD-ROM: 
Library use only.  CD/DVD-ROM disks may be used on the multimedia computers located in the Music & Media Center.

Media & Copyright:  Library media materials may be used in face-to-face classroom instruction. Many of the documentary/educational videos in the library's collection have been purchased with "Public Performance Rights" which allow users to show the materials in class and to campus groups without violating copyright laws.  Videos which are designated as "Home Use Only" (Hollywood feature-films for example) are labeled with a copyright notice.  These tapes should not be used for any non-classroom Public Performance (even if no fee is charged).  For more information, please see the American Library Association (ALA) Fact Sheet on Video & Copyright. 

Student Borrowing of Media Materials:  The standard loan period for most media is 3 days. Some media which are high cost and/or high use titles are restricted to 4 hour (in-house use) only.  These titles have the status "Non-Circ Media" in the library catalog.  Students who need to borrow these restricted items for use in class-related projects may check out up to 3 items for 1 week if they have Faculty Authorization.  


Use of Audio-Visual Equipment:

Audio-visual carrels (and the group listening room) in the Music & Media Center are available on a first-come, first-use basis and may not be reserved.  

Headphones are required for all AV carrels, and may be checked-out from the media services desk with your valid CSU LA  I.D. (Golden Eagle One Card) or library borrower's card

Checking-out and Returning Materials:  Circulation of media materials and equipment stops 15 minutes prior to closing.  All materials and equipment should be returned to the media services desk at least 5 minutes prior to closing.

The use of the multimedia computers is limited to: multimedia software, DVD, and internet media only.  Email, chat, and personal web-surfing are not allowed on the multimedia computers.  To use a multimedia computer, please ask for assistance at the media services desk.

Use of equipment to view or listen to personal copies (VHS tapes, CDs, etc.) is permitted, however priority is given to students needing to use library-owned media for University assignments and research.  The library is not responsible for any damage to personal items used in media center equipment.    You may use your own headphones if you prefer, but please check-in with us at the media services desk before using equipment, so we can keep statistics.

The group viewing room policies are:  minimum number of people required to use a group viewing room: 2; maximum number of people that may use the room: 12; maximum time the room may be used (per group): 2 hours; reservations are not accepted -- the rooms are available on a first-come, first-use basis; use of the viewing/listening rooms is restricted to currently enrolled CSULA students only (Golden Eagle ID card required) for class-related use;  the rooms are designated for viewing DVD/VHS video or audio content only -- they are not to  be used as group study or practice rooms.  Students wishing to sing, rehearse, or play an instrument should use one of the practice rooms located in the Music Building. 

The library does not lend audio-visual equipment.  All AV equipment is for use in the library only.


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