Located on the first floor of the library, the media center is the central location for musical scores, videos, audio CDs and video games. The Media collections include over 20,000 audio-visual items and over 14,000 musical scores. Facilities also include video viewing rooms, listening stations and the media lab.

Equipment Loan

Media Services has a wide variety of audio and video equipment available for checkout. It is best to make advanced arrangements, as numbers are limited. Training in the use of equipment is also available upon request. To reserve equipment, submit our borrowing equipment reservation form.

For an inventory of equipment that is available for check-out by Lawrence University students, faculty and staff, see our guide of equipment to check out.

The University was able to acquire 12 iPads for educational use, which are housed in the Library Media Center.  It was decided that the best use for the technology would be by faculty for a classroom assignment or unit.  The iPads are housed in the Library Media Center. Faculty can contact Angela Vanden Elzen with any questions related to reserving the iPads or David Berk with questions about apps, class assignments or other ways the iPads could be used in the classroom. To request the iPads, submit the iPad Reservation Request Form.

Media Services Facilities

Media Services includes facilities for music and language listening, video viewing and digital video/audio editing.

Video Viewing

Five viewing/listening rooms are available in Media Services (room 116 will seat four to eight persons, the others four seat one or two persons). The rooms are equipped with VCRs, monitors, DVD players and VGA/HDMI wall plates.  Viewing room 132 includes a Blu-Ray player and viewing room 116 includes a multi-region VCR. Room use is restricted to Lawrence University students, faculty and staff by card access. A weekly schedule for room use is posted on each door every Monday. You may sign up for only one two and one-half hour session at a time. Academic viewing and listening take priority over recreational use. To gain access to a room, you will need your University ID card.

Language and Music Listening

Listening Stations are available on a first-come first-served basis in Media Services. Equipment available at the listening stations includes turntables, cassette decks, CD players, headphones and computers.

Digital Conversion and Duplication Lab

The Digital Conversion and Duplication Lab allows students, faculty and staff of Lawrence University to convert and duplicate analog and digital media as allowed by copyright law. To use the lab, or to request assistance with a project, contact media services to make arrangements.

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