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. The physical collections listed below must be used in the department and do not circulate. Please contact the Digital Initiatives Librarian, Marcus Ladd, with questions or for more information.
The Multimedia Department is open Monday through Friday, and may be reserved for classes or other academic purposes using the library's online booking system. When not in use for a class or other reserved project, all patrons are welcome to use the space without appointment; drop-in hours are 10 am - 4 pm.
MacBook Pros are available at the Circulation Desk to check out for a 7-day loan. If no other student has placed a hold on the laptop, it may be renewed for another 7 days by bringing it in person to the Circulation Desk. Students may place a reserve hold on a laptop through the library catalog (link below), when it is returned they will be notified of its availability. The laptops may be requested in the Multimedia Department or at the Circulation Desk. Software includes Safari and Microsoft Office suite. Each laptop comes with a charging cable and carrying case. Loss or damage to laptops will be charged to the borrowing patron. Full laptop lending policies
The purpose of the virtual reality stations is to help introduce virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to the Morgan community, and help inform instructors & students in how VR/AR can be used to augment teaching, research, and learning. The library uses HTC Vive headsets, powered by HP Z VR Backpack computers, allowing for a completely wireless VR experience. The library is able to work with faculty and staff purchase further games & software, provided that a specific plan of coursework or research is demonstrated.
Reserving the Multimedia Department to Watch Videos
The Multimedia Room has one LulzBot Taz 6 3D printer, with an available printing space of 11" x 11" x 9.8". Full technical specifications are available on the LulzBot website.
The printer is open and free to use by all members of the Morgan community solely for educational and research purposes. All prints must be monochromatic (available colors are dark blue or orange), and must be approved by the Digital Initiatives Librarian. For more information and to book a consultation, use the library's online booking system.
Portable Recording Equipment
The Multimedia Department owns a portable recording set that may be used for classes or other projects related to Morgan State University. The set uses a tripod-mounted iPad with attached lens and microphone for improved quality. Recording will be carried out by a member of the Multimedia Department staff, and must be reserved in advanced using the library's online booking system. We are able to bring the equipment anywhere on campus or, at the discretionary approval of the department, off-campus within Baltimore City. Editing assistance on our computers is also available.