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Media Center

* About the Media Center
* Copyright/Research Resources
* Digital Campus - Streaming Media
* E-readers
* Equipment Available at the Library
* FAU Libraries Access Services Department
* Fines & Charges
* Frequently Asked Questions

* Hours
* 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
* Streaming Video
* 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 VHS, CD, CD-Rom and DVD.

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

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


Media Equipment

Equipment Available For Use Within The Library

Multimedia PC's


VHS Video Player

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.

You can request multimedia materials from the Jupiter campus library by submitting a request to the Interlibrary Loan Department. You will receive an e-mail when the items are available for you to check out from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Wimberly library.


Loan Periods & Limits







Loan Period

2 Weeks

1 Week

1 Week

1 Week

1 Week


5 Titles

5 Titles

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5 Titles

5 Titles


5 Titles

5 Titles

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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.

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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