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Media services lends moving image media, production, and presentation equipment.
Currently enrolled Five College students, faculty, and staff may borrow media production and audiovisual equipment with a valid ID. Restrictions may apply to certain collections. 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.
Equipment circulates for 2.5 days, and are due before noon on the due day.
Equipment can only be renewed in person, before its due date.
Equipment is 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 will be charged for damage to and loss of equipment. Patrons are responsible for all equipment items checked out in their name from the time the equipment leaves our office until it is returned. Billing for damage, loss, or theft of borrowed equipment is subject to review with media services staff and faculty advisors.