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Media Center

* About the Media Center
* Copyright/Research Resources
* Digital Campus - Streaming Media (FAU Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants only)
* E-readers
* Equipment Available at the Library
* FAU Libraries Access Services Department
* FAU Libraries Streaming Video
* Frequently Asked Questions

* Hours
* Fines & Charges
* Laptop Computer Loan Agreement

* Media Center Staff
Media Collections - Including Recent Acquisitions
Media Reservation Request Form
* Media Reserve
* PBSC Media Technology and Instructional Services  
* Reservations & Loan Periods
* Suggest an Item to Purchase
Viewing / Listening Facilities

About the Media Center

The Media Center is located in the S.E.  Wimberly Library Room LY 122, on the Boca Raton Campus.  It houses the University's primary collection of audiovisual materials.  Formats supported by the Media Center include videotape, CD, CD-Rom, DVD and audiotape.

The center's collections and equipment may be used by current Owl Card/library card holders.  Priority is given to students and faculty using the facilities for course-related purposes.  Most materials may be checked out with a valid Owl Card or library card.  You can read more about the Media Center's policies here.  You may contact the Media Center by calling 561-297-3704 or by email at lymedia@fau.edu.

Viewing / Listening Facilities

While DVD's and CD's can be used on the library's PC's, the Media Center has TV/VCR's available for use in the library. The center also has a multimedia lab in LY 124 that is equipped for DVD and VHS video viewing. This room also has two multimedia workstation PC's that have scanners and internet connectivity.  They feature graphic, video and audio editing programs.


Media Equipment

Equipment Available For Use Within The Library

Audiotape Players

DVD Players

VHS Video Players

Multimedia PC's



PC & Mac Laptops Data/Video Projector
Equipment Available For Checkout From The Library




Video Cameras

NOTE: Use of equipment is on a "first come, first served" basis.

Contact Audiovisual Services for classroom equipment reservation and support.

Reservations and Loan Periods

All Media Center materials are available to FAU faculty, staff, TA's and GA's for use in courses and other FAU programs. Materials are also available for individual in-library viewings and most titles may be checked out by anyone with a valid Owl Card or library card.

Faculty and staff may place reservations by calling the center at 561-297-3704, by using our Reservation Request Form, through campus mail, by email at lymedia@fau.edu.or in person at the Media Center (LY 122).   Please request materials at least 24 hours in advance for the Boca Raton campus.  Requests from other campuses should be made 72 hours in advance to ensure delivery via the shuttle.

Please use the MacArthur Campus Library's Media Reservation Request Form to place reservations for items held at that campus.  


Loan Periods & Limits







Loan Period

2 Weeks

1 Week

1 Week

1 Week

1 Week


5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles


5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles

5 Titles

Returning materials promptly is important to ensure that subsequent scheduled uses are not jeopardized.

Although students may not check out all materials, other options are available:


Individual Viewings:
Students may view material for their courses or for course-related research in the library.

Class Presentations:
If a title is needed to show in class presentation, reservations should be made by the course instructor.

Student Groups:
Student Groups may use Media Center materials for group meetings or events. The Faculty Advisor for the group must reserve the material which will be held in the Advisor's name only.

Copyright/Research Resources

FAU Libraries Copyright Policies

American Library Association Digital Copyright Slider

Copyright Law of the United States of America (PDF Document)

Copyright and Fair Use - Stanford University Libraries

Exceptions for Instructors in Copyright Law

How to Cite Film, Video, and Online Media- UC Berkeley

How to Obtain Permission

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