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Library: Multimedia Department

Multimedia Department

The Multimedia Department is located on the second floor of the library in room 221 and is home to our digital initiatives program, as well as our media collection.


Current services include:

  • 6 workstations for video, audio, and image editing
  • Video Lounge (see below) with big-screen television and seating for up to 30 for viewing and discussing videos (20 sets of noise cancelling headphones available)
  • Portable recording kit, including video recorder, lighting, and green screen


Future services include:

  • 2 virtual reality stations
  • 3D printing

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy Video Streaming

The Kanopy collection holds 50,000+ films from thousands of leading producers such as Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, etc. These films are all genres - from documentaries to movies and training videos - and touch on every topic imaginable.

Requesting Legacy Media

Due to increased popularity in streaming and digital formats, much of our legacy media collections are now kept in storage. To ensure they are available, please request any legacy media items at least 24 hours in advance by e-mailing Marcus Ladd at or calling (443) 885-1706. You will receive confirmation when the item has been retrieved. Please note that this policy applies to all common physical media formats, including:

  • Microfilm
  • VHS (video cassette tapes)
  • DVD's
  • Slides

Video Lounge

  • The central and exclusive focus of the Video Lounge is educational.
  • Access to the Video Lounge must be reserved through the Library's online reservation system at least 2 days in advance. All users must have an approved reservation and an ID matching the name on the reservation. Patrons may reserve time in the Video Lounge once per day.
  • Use of the Video Lounge is intended primarily for academic classes. However, when classes are not occupying the Lounge, students or student groups may use the Lounge for Kanopy viewing.
  • The Video Lounge's maximum capacity is 30. For larger numbers, please contact a librarian at 443-885-1706.
  • The last available time to access the Video Lounge is 5:00pm.
  • All material viewed in the Video Lounge must be owned or licensed by the Library.
  • Faculty, staff, and students may not copy, redistribute, modify, and/or archive any of the files streamed.
  • The Library reserves the right to reject or remove any patron not in compliance with these policies, or turn off the equipment and end the patron's session.
  • Replacement fees will be assessed if any Video Lounge equipment is damaged beyond repair, including, but not limited to, the monitor, computer, headphones, and chairs. These fees vary depending upon the type of equipment and the extent of the damage.
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