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
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.
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
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.