Library Media Services has multiple spaces for class use, group media viewing, studying, and the creation and editing of audiovisual projects. To reserve a room please use the room request form. Faculty and instructors using audiovisual programs for class instruction are given priority access. If you would like to use our spaces for a large event such as a conference please contact Carleton Jackson.
The floor of Library Media Services has 14 Dell PCs and 10 production iMacs with editing software. There are two multifunctioning laser printers that print both black and white. Both printers have scanning and copying capabilities. 40 DVD/VHS campus cable connected TVs reside on the floor as well as TVs with the ability of playing Laserdisc, U-matic, and region locked VHS and DVDs. The Cinescan machine on the floor provides an easy method for viewing our extensive 16mm collection. There are 13 tables that seat four and 4 tables that seat six for group study.
The service desk at Library Media Services is the service point for checking out material from our collection and is a place to get further information about our services.
Flexible Instructional Rooms
Rooms H & J are equipped with an OSX production iMac and an audiovisual cabinet with region free DVD, VHS and Laserdisc video players all of which are connected through a dual high definition projector set up that allows for media and instructional material to be displayed side by side. Seats approximately 60 using a flexible table and chair set up that can be arranged in multiple different learning styles. Please use this form for reservations.
Rooms F & G are dedicated production rooms for the creation and editing of all things audiovisual. In each room is a state of the art 27” iMac equipped with an array of editing software. In addition to editing software, there is equipment that can be borrowed from the reference desk for aid in the creation or editing of audiovisual projects.
Group Viewing and Study
Rooms C, D, and E are small group viewing rooms that can comfortably fit 8 people, with the capacity to fit approximately 16. In each room is a 32 inch 1080p LCD TV with the ability to playback DVD, VHS, and Laserdisc and can be reserved for group viewings here. Additionally in each room is a 27” iMac with a full array of production software for the creation and editing of audiovisual projects. The rooms may also be used for group study. Priority will be given to those needing the room for either group viewing or the creation or editing of audiovisual projects, and students using the room for group study may be asked to leave if a higher priority group needs to use the space. During finals, room use will be restricted to groups of three or more, or students working on audiovisual projects.
The Hornbake Media Studio in 0302HH Library Media Services is a collaborative workspace, administered by The University Libraries and supported by Library Media Services. Library Media Services offers a number of set configurations including bookshelf, green-screen and UMD backdrop as well as pipe and drape. Lighting in the studio has been optimized for filming. Additional camera, audio, and lighting equipment is available at no cost to students and faculty members. Additionally, the studio can support live streaming with equipment although the patron must already have an established streaming platform. Along with its usage as a production set, the studio offers a teaching space for production instruction. The studio is available for use free of charge for faculty, staff, and students as well as the media, as long as the interview is Maryland-centric. For information on production workshops that are offered by Library Media Services, click here.
The studio is only available during standard operating hours of Library Media Services, which can vary during holidays, winter session, and both summer sessions. In order to book the studio, please fill out our studio request form. Equipment is available to faculty, staff, and students at no charge and can be reserved here.