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Video and Music (3rd Floor)

Collections

Video and Film Collection

The Syracuse University Libraries have approximately 6,000 DVDs and 8,000 videocassettes that cover all subject areas. This collection is accessed by request at the 3rd Floor Check-In/Out and Help desk, by emailing multimed@syr.edu, or calling 315-443-4176. All items in the video/film collection can be found in the Classic Catalog and are subject to fines and fees when returned late.

Video Use

Syracuse University faculty and graduate students may borrow videos and DVDs for up to three days. Undergraduate students may borrow videos/DVDs for 24 hours with no renewals. 

Reservations and Booking

Faculty and graduate students can now order videos and DVDs through the new web booking feature of MediaNet. See Instructions for Ordering a Video in MediaNet for more information. It is recommended that videos and DVDs be booked in advance. Videos/DVDs can still be ordered by emailing multimed@syr.edu or by calling 315-443-4176. Delivery can be requested on the order form however this service is only available for faculty; graduate students must pick up orders at the 1st Floor Circulation desk or the 3rd Floor Check-In/Out and Help desk.

Videos may be returned at either the 3rd Floor Check-In/Out and Help desk or at the 1st Floor Circulation desk. Faculty may arrange to have videos picked up at department offices by emailing delivery@syr.edu prior to the due date.

Instructors may request that the SU Libraries purchase a new video title by emailing multimed@syr.edu.

Viewing Facilities

Bird Library also provides in-library viewing facilities for use of the video collection. Other equipment such as headphones and sound junction boxes are available from the 3rd Floor Check-In/Out and Help desk. Inquire at the desk for group viewing options.

Video Course Reserves

Syracuse University faculty and teaching assistants may place videos on course reserve for a two week period at any point during the semester. Faculty and Teaching Assistants may place personally owned videos on reserve for an entire semester subject to any copyright restrictions. Request CD's at the 3rd Floor Check-In/Out and Help desk.

Music Collection

In addition to music books and scores, the SU Libraries maintain a collection of records, compact discs, and music cassette tapes. The collection contains music ranging from classical (Western and non-Western), jazz, folk, world, and popular music genres to musical theater. All items in the music collection can be found in the Classic Catalog and are subject to fines and fees when returned late.

Syracuse University faculty may borrow sound recordings for up to 21 days. Graduate and undergraduate students may borrow sound recordings for 7 days with no renewals.

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