As part of the Library, Media Services works closely with library circulation to offer media materials and equipment available for loan to CSB and SJU students, staff and faculty. Our checkout policies align with those of CSB/SJU Libraries' circulation, yet focus specifically on the media aspect of the CSB/SJU Libraries' circulation and loans.
Media Services provides equipment that is available for checkout through the library. A complete list of equipment available for loan is available on the Media Services Equipment Checkout web page. The patron is responsible for the equipment once it has been checked out, until returned. The standard loan time for most Media Services equipment is 1 day, however some equipment have a longer loan period. If you need a piece of equipment longer than the designated loan time, then you can either renew the item on a daily basis until finished or contact Media Services directly to see about a loan extension.
While initial loans are free of charge, all Media Services equipment are subject to overdue fees if not returned by the designated due date.
CSB/SJU Libraries has standardized guidelines for physical media checkout. The length of a loan period varies depending on if the patron is a faculty member, staff or a student.
DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs and sound recordings checked out by either faculty or staff have a 5 day loan period. When items are being used in class, arrangements may be made to keep items longer than the 5 day loan period.
DVDs and VHS tapes checked out by students have a 1 day loan period. CDs and sound recordings have a 3 day loan. They may be taken out of the library if they are not on reserve. If the item is on reserve, then the student can still use the media within the limits of library when available.
Media materials cannot be checked out to these individuals.
Media items can be renewed by returning the physical media or equipment to either the Clemens Circulation Desk, Sexton 200, or online through the Library's Borrowing Record. Media equipment can also be renewed from Media Services directly. For more information on how to renew an item online, see the "Renewals" section of Circulation Services.
Both physical media and equipment are subject to an overdue fees if not returned by the designated loan due date. Overdue items that are on reserve have a higher fee rate. If Media Services equipment is not returned at all, returned damaged or returned with missing parts, then the patron may be charged replacement fees.
Both physical media items and Media Services equipment can be reserved, although reservation methods are handled differently for each. Please see the sections below for more details.
Reserve materials including CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes have a 4 hour loan period and must be used within the library only. Reserves for these items are processed and managed by the Library's Circulation department at both Clemens Library and Sexton 200. To reserve a media material, please contact either the SJU Library Circulation Desk (320.363.2120), CSB Library Circulation Desk (320.363.5604) or fill out a Reserve Request Form.
Media Services equipment can be reserved ahead of time for a specific day or for an extended loan period if approved by Media staff. Reservations for media equipment should be requested to Media Services directly and can be booked up to 30 days in advance. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Library has established patron policies for library-related and media-related loans. For an in-depth explanation on patron classes and how they relate to media, please consult CSB/SJU Libraries.