Media Collection Policies

Media Collections is located in Steely Library, Room 215. The department is made up of the Steely Library Media Collections and the Southwest Ohio and Neighboring (SWON) Libraries Media Resources Collection. Media Collections also makes materials available via SourceFinder (interlibrary loan services).

Steely Library Media Collections offers a variety of services to faculty, staff, and students. These services include:

  1. Check-out documentaries, feature films, and television series on DVD and VHS from the Steely Media or SWON Collections,
  2. Check-out music CD's, LP's, and audio books,
  3. Study Carrel with equipment capable of displaying media in various visual and audio formats,
  4. Faculty can place media items on reserve for their classes to review,
  5. Computers are there for students to use and to print from,
  6. Recommendations for faculty and students, on available media for curriculum and class projects.

The Study Carrel is a facility that offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to watch or listen to media for assignment reviews, or those items that have been placed on reserve, or for spare leisure time. Faculty may also place their own personal or departmental media on reserve here.

Steely Library is proud to host the Southwest Ohio and Neighboring (SWON) Libraries Media Resources Collection. This collection consists of approximately 4000 titles on various topics. Check-out of these materials is limited to instructors at local university and high school libraries, but others can view them within the study carrel. The check-out period ranges from four days to one week, based on special permissions and availability. Due to the heavy use of SWON Libraries materials, scheduling in advance is strongly encouraged. Instructors are advised to request video titles at the beginning of each semester.

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457