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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation for the Media Area?
The Media Area is open during normal Library hours. Please refer to the Hours of Operation page for more information.

Where is the Media Area located?
The Media Area is located on the second floor of the Lovejoy Library.

What media (DVD, VHS) do you have available for check out?
The Media Area has over 1,000 DVDs and over 4,000 VHS tapes available for check out. If you are looking for a particular DVD or VHS tape, use the Library Catalog to check its availability. More information can be found here.

Who do I talk to about reserving media for my class?
Contact the the Media Area at 618-650-3051.

Who do I talk to about checking out equipment like a camcorder or laptop computer?
Contact Access Services at 618-650-2172.

Can a student, faculty, or staff order and pick up media?
Students, faculty, and staff members can order media by phone, in person, or online. A student may pick up media for a faculty or staff member as long as a proxy form has been properly completed. For more information regarding proxy forms, please contact Access Services at 618-650-2172.

Can students check out media for personal viewing?
Unscheduled media can be checked out for seven days and, as long as the media remains unscheduled, renewed multiple times. A current student ID is required for checkout.

What can I do in the Self Instruction Lab?
For more information about the Self Instruction Lab, please click here.

Can I check headphones out from the Self Instruction Lab to use with the computers located in the Library?
Yes. Once the staff has signed the headphones out to you, you can use the headphones on the first, second, and/or third floors of the Library.

For how long can I check out media?
Media may be checked out for 7 days and, unless scheduled, may be renewed several times.

Do I need to have my SIUE ID/Cougar Card to check out media? Can't I used my driver's licence?
Patrons wishing to check out media must have their SIUE ID/Cougar Card. It is the only way our staff knows that you are currently enrolled and financially clear at SIUE.

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