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Library Media Services - Facilities

Library Media Services has multiple rooms for class use, group media viewing, studying, and the creation and editing of audiovisual projects. To reserve a room please use the reservation form here. Faculty and instructors using audiovisual programs for class instruction are given priority access. Students may only reserve rooms in advance if part of a campus-recognized group. If you would like to use our spaces for a large event such as a conference please contact Carleton Jackson.



The Floor

The floor of Library Media Services has 14 Dell PCs and 10 production iMacs with editing software. There are two high speed laser black and white printers and one cannon multifunction color printer/scanner. 40 DVD/VHS campus cable connected TV’s reside on the floor as well as TV’s with the ability of playing Laserdisk, U-matic, and region locked VHS and DVD’s. Two Cinescan machines on the floor provide 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.




Service Desk

The service desk at Library Media Services is the service point for checking out material from our research or circulating collections and is a place to get further information about our services including External LoansELMS Course Media Reserves In Library ReservesMedia RoomsEquipment, and Suggestions For Material.




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.




Production Rooms

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. A list off all the editing software can be found here. In addition to editing software there is equipment that can be borrowed from the reference desk for the aid in creation or editing of audiovisual projects. A full list of the equipment can be found here.




Group Viewing and Study

 Rooms C, D, and E are small group viewing rooms with the capacity to fit approximately 16 people. 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 on a first come first serve basis and priority will be given to those needing the room for either group viewing or the creation or editing of audiovisual projects.




Media Studio

The Hornbake Media Studio in 0302HH Library Media Services is a collaborative workspace, administered by The University Libraries and supported by Library Media Services. Hornbake Library offers a number of set configurations including bookshelf, green-screen and UMD backdrop as well as pipe and drape. The studio offers both light panels and softlights, additional camera and audio equipment is available at no cost to students and faculty members. Additionally the studio can support live streaming with equipment, the patron must 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 by media as well as faculty, staff and students at no cost provided the interview is Maryland-centric.

Hours of Operation:

During the regular school year, Library Media Services is open from

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There may be exceptions due to holidays, winter and summer terms and other events.

For booking the studio, along with media equipment and media production workshops, please visit our website For additional information either call 301-405-9236 or email