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Media services lends moving image media, production, and presentation equipment.
Currently enrolled Five College students, faculty, and staff may borrow moving image media and presentation equipment with a valid ID. Visitor patrons, students on leave, or field study students do not have borrowing privileges.
Patrons interested in borrowing production equipment or using the media lab facilities must be certified by library staff.
Moving image media (VHS, DVD, 16mm films, CD-Roms, and games) circulate for 5 days.
Production and presentation equipment circulate for 2.5 days, and are due before noon on the due day.
Currently valid borrowers may renew any moving image media provided that...
Patrons may renew moving image media online as long as they are not overdue. Renewals for these items may also be requested in person, by mail, or by telephone. Media from other Five College libraries may be renewed only by self-renewal or at the lending library, and are subject to the renewal policies of the lending library.
Requests to renew equipment can only be made in person and as long as the requesters are not overdue. As our equipment collections see heavy circulation, delays in returning equipment are a major inconvenience to fellow patrons and may deny the next patrons in line the opportunity to pickup their reserved equipment.
Moving image media are limited to three renewals.
Production and presentation equipment are limited to one renewal.
Overdue (warning) notices are sent regularly for circulating items. Overdue notices are a courtesy. Their receipt cannot be guaranteed, and they should not be considered a prerequisite to a fine or a bill.
Overdue equipment items are charged at the rate of $5.00 per day. If an item is not returned or renewed within 4 days from the due date, a bill for replacement is issued. Replacement bills include the price of the item as well as a $15.00 processing fee and a $10.00 penalty fee. When the item is returned or renewed, the bill is adjusted down to the $10.00 penalty fee. The return of billed items after one academic year may not result in a bill adjustment. Bills may also be issued for the repair or replacement of damaged material.
The equipment loan period is 3 days. It is crucial that all equipment is returned by NOON on the due date. This policy will be strictly enforced. Delays in returning equipment are a major inconvenience to everyone and may deny another person the opportunity to pickup requested equipment. Please respect the needs of others who are waiting: Return all equipment ON TIME.
Patrons are charged a fee of $5.00 per day, per item (including cables) for equipment returned after the NOON due date. After 4 days late, patrons are charged for the replacement cost of each item.
Patrons are responsible for all equipment items checked out in their name from the time the equipment leaves our office until it is returned. Patrons will be charged for damage to and loss of equipment.