Borrowing Media

CDs and DVDs are located in the staff-only closed stacks area of the Music & Media Center. Patrons may search or browse the online catalog to identify items and their call numbers. A staff member in the Music & Media Center will retrieve requested items and check them out according to the loan periods indicated in the Summary of Loan Guidelines chart. The library strongly discourages lending materials checked out to your account to other individuals as fines will accrue for items returned late or damaged.

Summary of Loan Guidelines for Media

Borrower Loan period for: Maximum Items:
Undergraduate Students 1 week 1 week 5 3
Graduate Students 1 week 1 week 7 5
Faculty & Library Staff 4 weeks 2 weeks 7 5
Non-Library Staff 1 week 1 week 5 3
Non-Tulane Borrowers 1 week 1 week 5 3

Borrowing Reserve Media

Media reserves are located in the Music & Media Center. Please bring the call number to a Music & Media Center staff member who will retrieve the item for you. 

Media items are placed on reserve for 2 , 3,  4, or 5 hours, or 1 to 3 days.Strict Reserves (2, 3, 4, or 5 Hour) may be used only in the Music and Media Center. Overdue fines are $1.00/hour until the item is returned.Items on reserve for 1 or 3 days can be taken out of the library. 

1 Day Reserves are due by noon on the date due and 3 Day Reserves are due by 10:00 p.m. on the date due. Overdue fines are $12.00 per day until the item is returned. 

Placing Media on Reserve

Faculty  and teaching staff may place items on reserve. To place media materials (video or sound recordings) on reserve, please complete the Media Course Reserves Form. Printed copies of this form also available in the Music and Media Center, located on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Contact Douglas Park at (504) 862-8645  for more information.

Renewing Media

CDs and DVDs may be renewed either by bringing the item to a staff member in the Music & Media Center or by renewing the item online.

Returning Media

Do NOT use the general book returns to return CDs or DVDs, as damage to items may occur. Please return CDs and DVDs directly to the circulation desk in the Music & Media Center during regular hours. If an item(s) must be returned when the Music & Media Center is closed, please return the item(s) directly to the circulation desk on the first floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library to avoid overdue fines.

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