Media Services 6th floor

About

Media Services fosters equitable opportunities for interdisciplinary discovery, innovative scholarship, and skill development through creative play with multimedia collections and media tools. We welcome all researchers to dig into the rich collection of film and music, the selections of international newspapers, and the historical documents in the Library’s unique microfilm collections all supported by Media Services. Additionally, with our partners in Digital Scholarship and Initiatives, we are happy to assist you if you are not yet familiar with the large format overhead scanner and digital microform readers that enable you to engage in the digital humanities.

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 - 2 weeks; Allowed 5 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 4 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 1 week; Allowed 3 items at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs 1 week; Allowed 5 items at a time
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

Reserve media items should be returned to the 6th floor Service Desk at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. All other media items may be returned to either the 6th floor Service Desk or 1st floor Check Out Desk. At this time, we are unable to accept returned books or music scores at the 6th floor Service Desk.

Lost Items & Appeals

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.
 

Equipment

While most equipment is either plug-and-play or has written tips nearby, we are here to answer your questions.

Equipment open to use on the 6th floor:

  • Large format overhead scanner: create pdfs, jpegs, or tiffs of your work or of library resources for use in teaching and research. (Copyright Resources, User's Guide)
  • Digital microform readers: create pdfs, jpegs, or tiffs of microform materials for use in teaching and research. (Copyright Resources, User's Guide)
  • Listening station: listen to CDs, LPs, and cassette tapes (headphones are available at the 6th floor Service Desk)
  • Multi-region viewing stations: watch multi-region DVDs and VHS tapes (remotes & headphones are available at the 6th floor Service Desk)
  • Video Magnifier Reader: Enlarge, sharpen, or recolor text for reading. An additional Accessibility Workstation with additional assistive technology is available in the 1st floor Learning Commons.
  • Electronic keyboard with MuseScore: write or transcribe your own music to create sheet music or full musical scores.

Equipment to Check Out:

Reserves

Resources

 Audio & Video

 Microforms

 Newspapers

 

Hours
Today | Nov 30
virtual help only - email mediaservices@tulane.edu -
Standard Hours M - F | Virtual Help Only - email mediaservices@tulane.edu Sat - Sun | Closed

 

Connect With Us

Location

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Building
6th
Floor

Address

7001 Freret Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118