Media Service Policy
(Revised 08 Nov 2006)
The Library media covered by this policy are CD-ROMs, DVDs, sound CDs, sound cassettes, and videotapes.
Note: For the policies on microforms, please see the information for the Newspaper and Microform Reading Room <http://www.library.yale.edu/rsc/nmrr/index.html>.
All members of the Yale community may browse media in publicly accessible library collections.
Media materials may be located using Orbis or other finding aids. Please consult subject librarians for additional assistance.
Media access policies vary by library; please contact specific libraries for local policies.
Some media are shelved off-site at the Library Shelving Facility (LSF). Readers should place a request for materials shelved at the LSF through Orbis. Please allow one to two business days in advance to arrange for delivery.
Circulating CD-ROMs and book/CD-ROM combinations are available to interlibrary loan services. Most video and sound recordings are not available for this off-campus access.
In most libraries, media in many formats circulate. Loan periods and renewal policies vary among the YUL libraries.
The Library will make its best efforts to provide equipment for using all media formats that specific libraries have acquired during the most recent five years, at a minimum.
The Library cannot provide or support equipment for all media types. We recommend that faculty who want to place their own media materials on reserve, first confirm that the Library has equipment for using those materials.
Note: It may be necessary to make special circulation arrangements for certain materials when they are to be used on non-library equipment.
As long as reasonable, the Library will attempt to maintain and support media technologies that are currently no longer widely used or are obsolete. When possible, the Library will refer users to university locations that still support technologies that are no longer available at the Library.
Yale libraries owning media items and equipment will make reasonable efforts to ensure that their playback and computer equipment is in working condition.
Yale libraries do not assist patrons with installing or using media items which circulate outside the library.
Copying recorded and digital material is limited to the provisions of the copyright law and/or relevant licensing agreements. Guidelines for copyright compliance and respect for intellectual property rights relating to use of digital images in teaching are offered at: http://www.library.yale.edu/eli/copyright/.http://www.library.yale.edu/services/disabilities.html. Readers with other special requests should communicate with the public services staff of a specific library.
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