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Stark Media Services
G-22 Hillman Library (adjacent to the Cup & Chaucer Café)

About

  • Located in Hillman Library, Stark Media Services houses the ULS film and video collection
  • The collection primarily supports classroom instruction across disciplines with an emphasis on Film Studies
  • The film and video collection is primarily non-circulating, except for use in faculty research or classroom instruction
  • Film and video materials may be viewed in Stark Media Services during regular hours of operation
  • Materials previously available in the Stark audio collection are housed Libraries Collections Storage Unit and may be requested via the Get-It service

 

Stark Media Services FAQ

 

Equipment

  • multi-region DVD and VCR players
  • 16mm film projector
  • CD and cassette players
  • high speed audio-to-audio cassette dubbing equipment
  • laser disk player
  • ¾U‑matic

 

Film & Video Policies

  • Faculty: Request that the library purchase Media
  • Faculty: If you have questions about purchase requests for non-standard format options, or for specific editions of titles that are critical to the requirements of the course, please contact your ULS Subject Specialist Librarian for ordering assistance.
  • Faculty: Request that a film be placed on reserve for students in your class to view in the Stark Media Services, located on the Ground Floor of Hillman Library, or check out a film to show in a class. 
  • Students: you can check out materials you need for a class you're currently enrolled in. Print out this Student Requisition Form (PDF) and have your professor sign it

 

Length of Loans & Fines for Media Services Materials

– effective January 2015;

 

Faculty

Graduate
TA

Maximum Number
of Items

10

10

General Loan Period

14 Days

14 Days

Renewals

Contact Staff

Contact Staff

Overdue Fines
 

$0.25 day/item
$100/item

$0.25 day/item
$100/item

Grace Period

2 Days

2 Days

Recalled Materials

$1 day/item
$100/item

$1 day/item
$100/item

Borrowing
Suspended

$25 or 10
Overdue Items

$25 or 10
Overdue Items

Lost Material
Replacement Cost

List Price

List Price

Processing Fee

$25

$25



Stark media headsets: 2 hour loan period, 1 renewal, $1.80 per hour overdue

Purpose of Overdue Fines

Fines encourage borrowers to return materials so they’ll be available for others to use.  We charge fines for overdue items to all categories of borrowers, including faculty, staff, students, community and courtesy users.

We give a two-day grace period for media items.  If a media item is due September 1, you may return it as late as September 3 before incurring an overdue fine. However, on September 4, you would owe $0.25 per day overdue fine retroactive to September 1. The fine would be $1.

Notices

Overdue notices sent by the University Libraries are courtesy reminder notices only. We are not responsible for delayed delivery of notices due to inaccurate addresses or other delivery problems.

Lost Item Replacement Charges

We charge a $100 default replacement fee for media materials that are 28 days overdue and are considered "Lost", plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee for each item. "Lost" items cannot be renewed and must be returned to the library for your account to be credited. If you return the item after billing and before we’ve begun the reorder process to replace it, your account will be adjusted and the replacement and processing fees will be removed. If we have "withdrawn" the item, some portion of the replacement fee plus the $25 processing fee will be retained.

 

Locating Films and Videos

Using PITTCat+:

  1. Connect to PITTCat+
  2. Search for the title or director
  3. Choose "video recording" under Content Type in the left hand column

Tip: if you don't see "video recording" choose "more", then "video recording"