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Access Policies

Priority for the use of the Unit's collection and equipment is, in all cases, given to students and faculty using the facilities for course-related purposes. During peak use periods, use of the Unit is restricted to individuals engaged in course-related work.

Materials in the Renner collection may be used on-site in the Unit only (items may not be checked out for home use). Current ND, St. Mary's, Holy Cross, or Bethel faculty may make arrangements to borrow materials for up to 72 hours for in-classroom use or in connection with the Kaneb Center. Please Note: the Media Services Unit does not deliver or pick up items checked out, it is the faculty member's responsibility to return all items to the Media Services Unit. Feel free to use the drop box next to the counter anytime after hours and on weekends to return materials.


Our Collections

Music: The Audio Collection is predominantly Classical Music but also contains a sizable Jazz and Popular/Rock Collection for listening. The collections are heavily used for classwork, although open for leisure listening. The LP and Audio Cassette collection is a combination of all music along with spoken word (Shakespeare, Poetry, Plays, etc.).

Video: Our Video collection includes everything from feature films, music, Shakespeare, and documentaries for both class, work, and leisure watching. At all times, class work takes precedence over leisure listening or viewing.

Audio Books: The Media Services Unit has books on CD and Cassette available to students and faculty for a one (1) week checkout. There is a master list of these items available in a folder at the A/V circulation desk.

Purchase Policies: If you have a request for any media title for class or research please contact your subject librarian or fill out the Recommendation for Purchase form.

DVD: The Hesburgh Library currently purchases DVDs from all seven regions and also maintains players for these regions.

VHS: The Hesburgh Library does not actively purchase VHS titles unless they are the only available copy of the desired title. The Unit is capable of playing both NTSC and PAL formats. However, the Media Services Unit is unable to make copies of VHS materials due to copyright restrictions and they also are unable to loan out equipment. To obtain equipment loans visit the OIT web site for Presentation Technologies and see the form for Conference and Equipment Rental.

Music: The Hesburgh Library primarily collects the CD format of music titles. Other formats are considered on title-by-title basis. The Media Services Unit is capable of playing CD, LP, and Audio Cassette formats.

Equipment Rental: The Music and Media unit does not rent/loan equipment to students and university departments. Students needing equipment for class projects should contact Learning Spaces 115 Debartolo Hall. Departments can rent AV equipment through this OIT service:

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Music and Media Services Regular Hours


Fall/Spring Semester

Summer Session

Mon.-Thurs. 8 am - 10 pm 8 am - 8 pm
Fri. 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm
Sat. 12 pm - 5pm 12 pm - 5 pm
Sun. 12 pm - 10 pm 12 pm - 5 pm

Check here for holiday, break, and summer intersession hours.

Who we are

Kim Ferraro
Tracey Morton
(574) 631-7438

Our Location (map)

Theodore M. Hesburgh Library (Rm 203)
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556