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Media Materials Loan Periods

Faculty and Graduate Students 7 days, 6 renewals
Undergraduates Library use only (3 day checkout for National Merit/Regents Scholars)
Staff 3 days, 6 renewals

Finding Media


Requesting Media

Media items are held in storage

  • Search for media using UC Library Search and select the 'Arts Media Request' link to complete the form
    • Media will be available within 2 business days
    • You will receive an email notification when materials are ready for pickup
    • All media will be held for pickup at Geisel's Service Area
    • Undergraduates and non-affiliates must use media materials in the library
  • Media may be requested in person on-demand at Geisel's Service Area
    • Materials will be retrieved within 15 minutes

Viewing Media

  • The Library (Geisel 1st Floor West) provides playback stations for audiovisual materials from its collections (including reserve items). Format support includes DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS. See the Geisel's Service Area to arrange onsite viewing
  • Portable Blu-Ray players are available for checkout to students, staff, and faculty
  • PC productivity stations (most library computers) have disc drives for DVD playback (no Blu-Ray)

Streaming Media

The Library provides access to thousands of streaming media titles.
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16mm Film Collection


UC San Diego Library Digital Collections