Library Audiovisual and Computer Equipment Use

OFFICE OF RECORD: Karl E. Mundt Library
ISSUED BY: Library Director
APPROVED BY: Doug Knowlton                                    1-87-00
EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/13/88 (Revised 12/16/10)

01-87-00

Policy

The Karl E. Mundt Library & Learning Commons circulates a collection of audiovisual and computer equipment to support the campus needs of Dakota State University. Equipment may be checked out to individuals over 18 years of age affiliated with DSU. The individual may be held responsible for any damages or loss of equipment during the time it is checked out. Late return will result in late fees and may result in penalties such as the loss of library privileges or transcript holds.

Procedures

Cost

No rental fee is charged for equipment. All equipment is subject to a late return fee, as well as replacement / repair fees related to damaged or lost equipment.


Equipment Reservations and Check-out

Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals are strongly encouraged to make advanced reservations since equipment is limited and subject to availability. To reserve equipment contact the Public Services Library Associate by phone 256-5205, email, or visit the Library in person. The individual reserving the equipment must arrange to have the equipment picked up, returned to the Library, and must provide a signed loan agreement prior to release of the equipment. A loan agreement form may be picked up at the circulation desk or obtained online. It is the responsibility of the individual who checked out the equipment to pay for any late fees or replacement fees related to damaged or lost equipment.  Use of the equipment by individuals other than the individual on the loan record is not encouraged.

Training

The Library staff will, upon request, train individuals in the proper operation of any of the equipment circulated by the Karl E. Mundt Library & Learning Commons. However, the library staff is not responsible for delivery, set-up, or return of equipment. In some cases, the individual may need to consult Computing Services for proper configuration.

Reporting Equipment Malfunction

Prior to each check-out, equipment is tested and in proper functioning order. It is the responsibility of the individual to report any equipment malfunction or failure.

Other Services

The Library has cable access, and video / audio duplication capabilities. We provide these services on a cost recovery basis to the campus only. Media may only be duplicated within the restrictions imposed by the U.S. copyright laws. The Library will not do the actual duplication but will train either staff or student assistants how to use the equipment. Individuals or colleges must provide their own blank media storage device.  


Last Updated: 1/31/13