About

Media Services is home to the state’s largest international collection of circulating documentaries, feature films, television shows, and music. The department also houses an international selection of current print newspapers and a rich microform collection of archival documents and historical newspapers including the Records of Ante-Bellum Plantations collection, the Tulane Hullabaloo, and the Times-Picayune among many others.

Services provided by this department include e-audio reserves, media reserves, reference assistance, and basic circulation services.

Services

Borrowing

Borrowing from Media Services
Choose your affiliation:

Tulane Undergraduate:
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Media Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 5 at a time
Tulane Graduate Student:
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Media Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 5 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 2 Weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
Tulane Faculty:
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Media Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 2 Weeks; Allowed 5 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 4 Weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
Tulane Staff:
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Media Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
Tulane Alumni:
Cost of Membership $50 annual fee; Must obtain alumni card from Tulane Alumni Office.
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
Tulane Library Staff:
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 4 weeks; Allowed 5 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 2 weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
Tulane Faculty/Staff Dependents:
Cost of Membership N/A. Need a valid card, issued at Check-Out Desk
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
Tulane Subscribers:
Cost of Membership $250 annual fee
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
Lusher & International School Students:
Borrow Reserve Media Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs No - In-house use only
Borrow Circulating CDs No - In-house use only
CALL Cards:
Cost of Membership N/A. Must have card issued by home library and barcode issued by Check-Out Desk
Number of Media Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow Reserve Media Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 items at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 items at a time
LALINC Cards:
Borrow Reserve Media Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes
TU/LU Cards:
Cost of Membership N/A. Must have card issued by home library and barcode issued by Check-Out Desk
Borrow Reserve Media Materials No
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 items at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 items at a time
Other Borrowers:
Cost of Membership Card issued by the library
Borrow Reserve Media Materials Yes
Borrow Headphones Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
Returns

Please return all media items to the 6th floor Service Desk.

Lost Items & Appeals

BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016, HOWARD-TILTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY IMPLEMENTED A NEW LOST ITEM AND OVERDUE POLICY.  DETAILS ARE BELOW.  ANY BOOKS OR MEDIA ITEMS OVERDUE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016, ARE SUBJECT TO THIS NEW POLICY.
 
Lost Item Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that books and media items kept past the library’s stated borrowing periods are returned.   In order to avoid loss within and diminution to the library collections, an overdue book or media item is considered lost 28 days after the due date and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.

Specifically, when a book is 28 days overdue, the book is declared lost and the patron’s borrowing privilege is suspended.  The patron is charged $100.00 for the replacement cost and a $15.00 processing fee (a total of $115.00) for each book more than 28 days overdue. Replacement cost and processing fees must be paid at the Bursar’s Office.
 
Returning Lost Books
If a book declared lost is returned to the library prior to the 35th day after the due date, the $100.00 replacement cost is forgiven and borrowing privileges are restored.  Thirty-six days after the due date, the patron must pay the $100.00 replacement cost and $15.00 processing fee at the Bursar’s Office or submit an appeal.

Media Items
When a media item reaches 14 days overdue, the item is declared lost. The patron’s borrowing privileges are suspended and the patron is charged a $100.00 replacement cost and $15 processing fee (total of $115.00) per lost item. Replacement costs and processing fees must be paid at the Bursar’s Office.
 
If a declared lost item is returned to the library within 21 days of the due date, the $100.00 replacement cost is waived and borrowing privileges are restored; the patron is still responsible for the $15.00 processing fee. If an item has not been returned within 22 days of the due date, the patron’s account will remain blocked until the Bursar’s Office receives full payment or the patron has successfully completed an appeal with the Library.

Overdue Notices
For each item borrowed, a courtesy reminder is sent via the patron’s Tulane email address one week before books are due.  Once a due date has passed, a past due notice is sent via email.  An additional overdue notice is sent after an additional 7 days if the book is not returned.  If the library does not have your email address, the notice is sent to the mailing address on file.  Therefore it is the responsibility of the patron that contact information is kept up-to-date in the library system. Failure to receive such a notice does not absolve the borrower's responsibility for fees.  
 
Appeals
To dispute a library replacement costs for lost items, the patron should first speak with the Circulation supervisor on duty. If the problem is not resolved the patron may fill out an appeal form online or at the Check-Out Desk. All appeals forms must be filled out completely and accurately. Please submit any supporting documentation that will help the Appeals Board make its decision.

Appeals Board
The Appeals Board is comprised of the Head of Access Services and four librarians and/or staff members from the various divisions of the library. It meets once a month when an appeal(s) has been submitted.  The board will convene and discuss each appeal. It will make a decision and a decision form will be sent to the patron with the verdict.

Appeal Fines Form

Equipment

Media Services offers a variety of equipment for public use. Some are walk up and other items may be checked out from the 6th floor Service Desk. All equipment is available for in-house use. Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance with any equipment at the 6th floor Service Desk.

Large format book scanner Walk up use
Digital microform readers Walk up use
Headphones Check out from Service Desk
Multi-region viewing stations Check out remotes from Service Desk
Listening station Walk up use
External optical readers (disc drives) Check out from Service Desk
Electronic keyboard with MuseScore Walk up use
Visually impaired reader Walk up use

Reserves

Resources

 Audio & Video

 Microforms

 Newspapers

 

Hours
Today | Aug 25
8:30am - 5:00pm
Standard Hours M - Th | 8:30am - 8:00pm
F | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun | 12:00pm -8:00pm
Connect With Us

Location

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Building
6th
Floor

Address

7001 Freret Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118