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For UW Students

Course Reserves

Need to watch a video for one of your classes? Instructors often place videos and sound recordings on reserve for their students at the Media Center. These reserve items generally check-out for a 2 or 4 hour loan period and are for Media Center use only, so check it out and watch it on one of our big screen TVs.

Purchase Suggestions

Can't find that zombie DVD or acid jazz CD in our collection? If we don't have it, we *may* be able to purchase it. Let us know what you would like via the online Purchase Request Form. Please indicate whether the item is to be used in a course and how soon you need it. If you have questions about the collection and how it's developed, or need assistance locating something for purchase,  contact medialib@uw.edu.

Group Screenings

Are you interested in showing a film on campus to a student group or the public? Visit this link or contact the Media Center at medialib@uw.edu.

Research Help

Need help finding the perfect DVD or CD for your research project or paper? Contact Media Center librarian John Vallier at medialib@uw.edu.

For UW Instructors

Course Reserves

Need to place videos or sound recordings on reserve for your students? We can help. UW instructors may place Libraries' owned and personally owned items on reserve at the Media Center. Summit and inter-library loan materials may not be placed on course reserve, but don't fret. Let us know what those items are and we will try to buy them, then put them on reserve for your class. Course reserve items have brief 2, 4, or 24 hour loan periods. You choose. As an instructor you may need the video for longer, and that's OK. Note that items on reserve may still be checked out by other faculty members -- so if there is a certain date you plan on screening a reserve item in class, we recommend that you schedule it with us ahead of time (see "Schedule Media" below for details on how to schedule a video for a particular screening date).

To place physical videos (e.g., DVDs) or sound recordings (e.g., CDs) on reserve use the submission form linked off the upper right-hand corner of this page or come to the Media Center and fill out a paper Course Reserve Form. To find out about our streaming audio and video service, please visit this page.

Questions? Contact medialib@uw.edu or (206) 543-6051.

Schedule Media

To ensure that a video or sound recording is on-hand when you need it, schedule it at the Media Center. We recommend at least 7 days advance notice. Submit your requests in person, by phone 206.543.6051 or email medialib@uw.edu at any time throughout the quarter. Provide the following information:

    • Your name, phone number, email address.
    • Course name and number.
    • Titles and call numbers of items needed.
    • FROM (date) _____ (time) _____ TO (date) _____ (time) _____
    • Alternate dates and times, if possible.
      If you can't pick the items up, provide the name of the person who will. Borrowing privileges are not transferable, so this person must use their own Husky card.

        Purchase Suggestions

        If you would like specific movies, TV shows, and/or sound recordings be added to the Media Center collection, let us know via the online Purchase Request Form. Please indicate whether the item is to be used in a course and how soon the item is needed. If you have questions about the collection and how it's developed, or need assistance locating media, contact medialib@uw.edu. The Head of Distributed Media reviews all requests and makes purchase decisions based on the UW Libraries Media Center Collection Development Policy.

        Research Help

        Need help finding the perfect DVD or CD for your class or research project? Contact Media Center librarian John Vallier at medialib@uw.edu.

        For the Public

        The Libraries Media Center can help members of the non-UW affiliated public in a number of ways:

        • Answering questions about the role the Libraries plays in preserving and providing access to NW music and film.
        • Offering guidance on preserving and providing access to your audio/video/film collections.
        • Answering questions you may have about our audio/video/film collections.

        Depending on the nature of your project, we may be able to provide the public with limited access to portions of our collection. If you are a member of the public, a teacher, or a non-UW affiliated researcher and would like to access media in our collection, you must fill out this form in order to request such access.

        Need help with something else? Just ask us at medialib@uw.edu.