The Media Collection contains most of the Main Library’s non-print materials including newspapers, microfilm, microfiche, microcards, audio cassettes, records, video cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and laser discs. Items in the media collection can be both retrieved and returned at the Information Desk, located on the first floor in the Main Library. [MAP ]
- The InfoHawk Video database includes the most complete listing of videos in The University of Iowa Libraries.
- Main Media Collection – New Videos in the Collection
To place media materials on reserve, please see the Course Reserve website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/reserve/.
Policies & Guides
Media Collection Circulation Policies
- Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff may check out videos for seven days.
- 25 items may be checked out by Faculty and Graduate Students. Ten videos may be checked out by Staff and Undergraduate Students.
- 25 videos at a time may be recalled by Faculty and Graduate Students and ten videos at a time may be recalled for Staff and Undergraduate Students.
- Unlimited renewals are available for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff and can be done by bringing in the video in person or online using My Account at http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/myaccount.
- Community Borrowers may check out videos for seven days and are allowed five items. Videos are eligible for one renewal. Three videos at a time may be recalled.
- 16mm films are for instruction use only. They can be checked out for the class period by the instructor and must be returned after class.
- Software, microfilm, microfiche, and microcards may be checked out for the same period as books, based on UI status.
- Records, audio cassettes, and laser discs may be checked out for seven days.
- Videos and equipment may be used in the Reserve & Media room for those users not eligible to receive a borrower’s permit. A picture-ID must be presented and will be held during the time the equipment and material is being used.
- Video fines are $.50 a day for non-reserve materials, $2.40 an hour for reserve materials, and $4.00 a day for recalled materials.
Course Reserve Circulation Policies
- Any instructor needing to show a course reserve video for classroom use can check out for up to 24 hours, if not in conflict with an existing reservation for classroom use.
- An instructor needing to show a course reserve video for classroom use can check out up to 7 days, if they are the only instructor who has it listed.
- An instructor needing to show a permanent reserve video for classroom use can check out for 24 hours.
- A user wanting to check out a course reserve video or book for longer than the assigned loan period must provide Reserve staff with written permission or other direct communication from any and all instructors who have placed the item on course reserve.
- The loan period will not exceed the normal loan period (i.e. 7 days for videos/journals or 4 weeks, semester or year for books, dependent on user status).
Index to Microform Collection Guides – An annotated index of Media Service’s nearly 250 microform holdings that have guides.
Group Showing of Videos (Public Performance Rights) – see the classroom use tab of the Copyright Guide,
|Players in Reserve & Media Room||Players available by request|
|Microfilm Reader||33 1/3 Record Player|
|Microfiche Reader||45rpm Record Player|
|DVD Player||Slide Viewer|
|VHS Player||16mm Player|
|DVD/NTSC (region free) Player||Cassette Tape Player|
|VHS/NTSC (region free) Player||CD Player|
|PAL/SEACAM (non-NTSC) DVD Player||Microcard Reader|
|PAL/SEACAM (non-NTSC) VHS Player|
|Laser Disc Player|
CIC (Center for Interinstitutional Cooperation) Film Collection
The CIC has made available 16mm films to members. These films are located at the University of Iowa Main Library. 85 films are available to users at CIC institutions for use in classrooms, independent studies, and research. Once a title is found, University of Iowa users can ask at the Main Library Information Desk for the 16mm film to be retrieved from storage. For users in a CIC library, your local interlibrary loan department should be contacted as the films will be lent out via the interlibrary loan service.
CIC Film Collection Catalog
The attached is an annotated list of CIC films held by the University of Iowa Libraries. Films are listed by title, year, catalog number and director. This list is a PDF file for downloading and printing.
InfoHawk can also be searched: http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/F?func=find-c&ccl_term=whn%3D%22CIC+Film+Cooperative%22