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Video Resources

Borrowing Videos

Current Kalamazoo College Students may borrow videos anytime during library hours of operation. The loan period for videos is 24 hours. Please note: a library fine of $1 accrues for each hour that a video is overdue. To check-out a video, you must search the library catalog to obtain the item call number.  When you are ready to check-out, take the call number to the Circulation Desk where a Librarian or other Information Services staff can retrieve the video for you to borrow. Videos may also be viewed within the library; individual viewing carrels are available for your convenience in the southwest corner on the second floor of the library.

Current Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, and Teaching Assistants may also borrow videos anytime during library hours of operation. To check-out a video, you may search the library catalog to obtain the item call number and take the call number to the Circulation Desk where a Librarian or other Information Services staff can retrieve the video for you to borrow.  Or you may visit the Media Services Office where the Media Coordinator can search the call number, as well as retrieve the video for you to borrow. Videos may also be viewed within the library; individual viewing carrels are available for your convenience in the southwest corner on the second floor of the library.

Available Equipment

  • 3/4" videocassette decks;
  • 1/2" VHS standard play decks;
  • DVD players
  • Laser disc players

The above are available in:

  • Upjohn Library Commons
  • Dewing Hall
  • Light Fine Arts
  • Dow Science Center
  • Olds-Upton Hall
  • Mandelle Hall
  • Hicks Center.

Videotaping and Video Production Services

Services include the use of the TV Studio, the Edit Lab, camcorders, and videotaping of classes and events. See Video Production

Screening Videos

All Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants, and Students who wish to screen a video in any class or campus related event should contact Media Services to make a reservation. Further, it is also essential to explore the Showing Videos on Campus  and the Kalamazoo College Video Use Copyright Policy links to review the specific details and Federal Copyright Laws for screening videos.

 

Acquiring New Video Titles for the Library Collection

Media Services actively purchases new videos for academic and administrative use.  Video orders should be made to Media Services with as much advance time as possible to assure availability and adequate cataloging time. Funds for rental and purchase of audiovisual materials are available; the Associate Director for Technical and Media Services will work closely with departmental chairpersons to determine the needs within the budgets.