Media & Laptop Borrowing Policy

General Policy

The Library provides a limited amount of media equipment for faculty, staff and student classroom presentations. In order to provide media equipment fairly, the following guidelines apply:

  • All media equipment is booked and circulates on a first-come, first-served basis. Borrowers are financially responsible for equipment loss or damage.  Replacement costs are determined by Library management. 
  • The library does not have a full-service media department. Borrowers need to pick up, operate and return media equipment on their own. The library is not responsible for lost/damaged recordings or inability to record due to equipment malfunction, etc.

Media Equipment List 

Digital Camcorders

Digital Cameras

Laptop Computers

LCD Projectors

Portable DVD Player

Tripods

Circulation

  • Media is circulated at the Regina Library Check-Out Desk. Borrowers must present a Rivier ID in order to check out media.
  • Students must be currently enrolled, in good standing with the Library, and not have outstanding overdue items or fines.
  • Media equipment circulates to undergraduate students for four hours, no renewals, no overnight check out. All media equipment must be returned to the Library before closing.  Graduate students have a 24-hour loan period.
  • Laptops circulate to undergraduate students for six hours, no renewals, no overnight check out. All media equipment must be returned to the Library before closing.  Graduate students have a 24-hour loan period.
  • Library staff will take an inventory of equipment at check-out and check-in. Inventory may take 15 minutes. Please plan your time accordingly.

Booking/Reserving Media Equipment

When available, media can be booked in advance in person or by phone for a particular date and time. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Library staff will inform you whether or not media equipment is available for the date and time needed.

Library Camcorder Operations

The updated library camcorders save your video in MPEG format, which can be watched with Quicktime, Windows Media Player, iTunes or any other program that supports that file type.  The camcorder’s internal hard drive will hold a maximum of two hours of HD footage for a total file size of up to 8GB.

Movies will be erased from the camera upon return; therefore, you must save your movie to one or more of the following options: 

1. Your "P" drive;
2. Your personal computer’s hard drive;
3. An 8GB or larger USB drive; or
4. A blank DVD (only for video files smaller than 4GB).

USB drives and blank DVDs are available for purchase at the Rivier University Bookstore and other retail stores. Directions for using the camcorder are in the carrying case.

Please note: when delivering a movie to a professor or colleague, you will need to save to options 3 or 4 above.

Student Overdue Fines

Late fines for overdue media equipment accrue at the rate of $5.00 per hour, with a maximum of $200.00 per equipment piece. 

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Updated 09/14/10