Mission & Purpose
Welcome to the new
Media Center. We have expanded the scope of this facility to
accommodate our students, faculty and other patrons who need to use
computer-based applications in their respective learning, teaching and
research activities. We are accommodating the ever increasing need for
access to the proliferating body of dynamic information that is now
available almost exclusively through, web-based applications, CD-ROM,
DVD and other digital media.
The new Media
Center is currently the only student computing facility in the
Undergraduate Library. The Center will continue to offer its
traditional audio/visual services and hold the library’s collection of
non-print materials including 16mm films, videotapes, audiotapes,
phonograph records, slides, and filmstrips.
The Center has stations equipped with networked computers, video and
audio cassette players, slide projectors, and filmstrip projectors.
Three classrooms are available to faculty/staff for multimedia group
presentations. Four small listening room are available for individuals
to playback recorded materials.
The Center is open to all members of the University community.
Equipment and facilities are available on a first come, first served
basis, except for the classrooms which must be reserved in advance.
Call (202) 806-5435 to reserve space in the Media Center.
A valid Howard University ID card must
be presented to use the collection and equipment. Materials on reserve
for courses must be used on site.
Selected audio-visual material and
equipment may be checked out by faculty and staff who visit the
center, possess a valid university ID card, and agree to accept full
responsibility for all items borrowed.
If the borrowed equipment/materials are
damaged or malfunction while in use, the borrower must contact the
Faculty-produced audiocassette and videocassette tapes may be dubbed
subject to restrictions by the owner/producer of the original tape.
The requestor must provide the necessary blank tapes and is charged a
dubbing fee. All dubbing must comply with the 1976 U.S. Copyright Law
(Title 17, US Code). See >
The Media Center is
located on Sub-Level 1 of the Undergraduate Library, adjacent to The
Founders Library, Main Campus. See >