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Multimedia Library

Multimedia Library

Multimedia Library

(951) 827-5606


Supporting the Department of Media and Cultural Studies and many other departments and schools throughout UCR, the Multimedia Library provides visual media in all formats in support of teaching and research at UCR.  You also many find many of your favorite feature films and documentaries for your viewing pleasure!


The Multimedia Library is located in Room 2117 (2nd floor) of the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South. Click here for a map of the campus and the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South.

Media Collection:

The Multimedia Library houses the UCR Library's collection of media. The collection includes different formats of media including video tapes (VHS), DVDs, Blu-Ray, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, CDs, audio cassettes, and 16mm motion pictures.

Materials may be checked out by UC faculty, staff and students. All others may check out materials for use inside the Multimedia Library, provided a valid UCR Library card is presented.

Borrowing Periods by Library User Category Loan Period (all materials)
UCR Faculty, including emeritus 3 days
UCR Graduate & Undergraduate Students 1 day
UCR Staff, including retired 1 day
UCR Extension Faculty and Students 1 day
Other UC Faculty, Students & Staff 1 day
All Other Library Users Library Use Only

Equipment is available in the Multimedia Library for the use of most formats.  Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Five viewing rooms are also available for small groups to use for watching films.

Researching the Collection:

Access to the collection can be done through Scotty or Melvyl (All UC).

Multimedia Reserves:

Faculty and teaching assistants may place personal, departmental, or Multimedia Library materials on reserve in the Multimedia Library for students in their class to use.  Materials from other UCR Libraries (Rivera, Orbach and Music), such as books and CDs, may also be requested.  This can be done online by completing the Faculty List Request FormPlease allow at least 2 business days for your items to be available on reserve.  Be advised that items from libraries outside the UCR Library system, or items borrowed through movie services such as Netflix and Redbox may not be placed on reserve.  We also cannot put any unauthorized reproduction of a video or DVD on reserve.  All Multimedia Library reserve materials must be lawfully acquired or purchased copies.

Materials may be used for classroom screening, provided the screening is limited to only the students from that class.  Opening a class up to include people other than students enrolled in that class constitutes a public screening, whether admission is charged or not, and requires public performance rights.  For more information see Copyright in Teaching Research and Publishing.  Also, the University of Texas has a useful primer on Reserve Room use and Fair Use. It may also be helpful to look at Title 17, Chapter 1, section 110 of copyright law to see how the law relates specifically to media items.

Items are kept on Reserve for the duration of the quarter.  If a professor needs to remove a personal item from reserve before the end of the quarter, we request 1 business day notice so that we may de-process the item and have it ready for pick-up.

Last modified: 9/8/2014 9:25 AM by A. Dolan-Mescal

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