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Library Policy: Media Services

Duplication of Materials

Duplication of audiovisual materials requires prior approval from the copyright owner. Owners of copyright have the exclusive right to reproduce or authorize reproduction of their work, and to publicly perform, display, or distribute the work. A copyright statement is not required to indicate copyright protection. Videos, DVDs and CDs are Copyright Protected unless the author specifically grants permission to use them.

Media & Equipment Use

The Library's audiovisual media collection and equipment are provided to library users in support of curriculum and research needs.  The library balances the right of the individual to pursue information with its mission to provide an atmosphere of teaching and learning.

Due to space and staffing limits, the audiovisual media collection is housed in closed stacks.  Sound and video recording titles may be identified using the Library Catalog or the printed Media Collection catalog.  CDs and audiocassettes may be checked out by SCCC students, faculty, and staff.  DVDs and videotapes must be used inside the library only, unless reserved by an instructor.  Videos are available to individual viewers on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved for in-library viewing on Saturdays.

Use of media equipment for purposes other than course-related research (e.g., recreational film viewing) is allowed on a space-available basis as long as the use does not interfere with student research.  All library users are expected to demonstrate respect for individuals’ rights to privacy and freedom from intimidation or harassment.  Library staff will take steps to maintain an environment conducive to study and research.

General User Guidelines

Due to limited resources, media equipment (televisions, headphones, camcorders, etc.) is reserved for the exclusive use of Seattle Central Community College students, faculty, and staff.  At the discretion of a librarian, visitors may use media equipment for brief periods for college-related purposes, such as:

  • Self-paced learning and test preparation
  • Completing academic incompletes
  • Working on course assignments from another Washington state community college

Visitors who are observed using the equipment for non college-related purposes will be asked to stop using the library’s media equipment for the day.

Faculty and Staff Equipment Orders for Classroom Use

Please see Media Services page.

Saturday Service

Media Services is closed during quarter breaks, and on the weekends during the quarter. Faculty/Staff: Please make prior arrangements with media staff to check out equipment.