Visit & Study

Media viewing

Study rooms with computer technology

Use our technology study rooms to view streaming videos or DVDs on a big screen.

Media streaming for courses

Faculty members can request DVD and VHS material to be streamed online for their courses! See video streaming.

Accessing the Main Library Media Collection

The media collection at the Main Library is in closed stacks and only accessible via Express Retrieval to UA faculty, staff, and students. 16 mm films are non-circulating and can be viewed only by appointment or reserved through Equipment Services for faculty to show in a class. To view a 16 mm film by appointment, please call 621-6406, or come to the Information Desk at the Main Library to place a request for the film and schedule a viewing room upon submission of the 16 mm film request.

Viewing DVDs

There are no longer any free standing DVD players available at the Main Library, but DVDs may be viewed on any of our computers. You may also view DVDs on one of our laptops available for checkout.

Headphones can be checked out at the Information Commons Help Desk, the Information Desk, and also at the Science-Engineering Service Desk. They also may be purchased at the Express Document Center.

At the Fine Arts Library, there is one DVD player for viewing DVDs; it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Viewing other formats (including VHS)

The Main Library has one media viewing room available for the viewing of special format media, Room B203. Only UA faculty, students, staff, and affiliates can gain access to this room by scheduling a viewing time at the Information Desk located in the 2nd floor lobby. A valid CatCard is needed to check out the room. Equipment in this room includes:

  • Sony Trinitron Color TV
  • Panasonic Color TV/VHS player
  • Philips DVD player

The Fine Arts Library also has two stations available for viewing VHS tapes. Headphones are provided. These are located in the viewing/listening area and are first-come, first-served.

(520) 621-6406

Last modified: August 4, 2016