Circulation Policies

Slide Circulation Policies

  • All current full, part-time, and adjunct faculty members of the university may borrow slides. Students may use slides for assigned class presentations and projects. Others from outside the University may use resources only at the discretion of the curator.
  • School of Creative Arts faculty members may borrow an unlimited number of slides for use in class lectures. Because of the small size of the collection, it is suggested that faculty members return their slides when not in use, or leave the slides in the Slide Room except for the time when they will actually be used in class.
  • Students requiring slides for class purposes may borrow a maximum of 40 slides for a period not to exceed 1 day. Slides may be selected ahead of time and left in the Slide Room on reserve. Slides borrowed may occasionally be renewed, but only on an individual basis and at the discretion of the Slide Curator. Any slide that is kept by a non-faculty patron for longer than 1 day will be considered overdue and will be subject to immediate recall.
  • Patrons select the slides they wish to use themselves. The Slide Room staff will offer assistance if it is needed. After the patron has selected the slides that he or she wishes to use, the slides are checked out at the Circulation Desk. The circulation record should reflect all the slides that are being borrowed. The borrower's name, university address and phone, and I.D. number (if the borrower is a student), along with the date borrowed, should be noted.
  • When the patron returns the slides, they should be checked in by the Slide Room staff. If the matter of a lost or damaged slide is not satisfactorily resolved by the borrower and the Slide Curator, the information will be forwarded to the appropriate Department Chair, who will take whatever action he or she deems appropriate.

Video Circulation Policies

  • All current full, part-time, and adjunct faculty members of the university may borrow videos. Videos may only be borrowed for the time of their actual usage (i.e., the length of the class period).
  • Faculty members may preview videos in the Slide Room on our VCR unit, or they may borrow a video overnight to preview.
  • Students may preview videos only in the Slide Room. They may borrow a video to use in a class presentation, but must leave either a valid Miami University ID or a valid driver's license until after the class when the video is returned.
  • Videos may not be copied because of copyright considerations.
  • Faculty may leave videos in the Slide Room on reserve to be viewed by their students. These ideos will be available during our open hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.