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Course Reserves - Media Resources Center

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Reserving MRC Materials for Classroom Use

Most materials in the Media Resources Center collection may be checked out for classroom use by current UCB faculty or graduate student instructors for same-day use in regularly scheduled classes on the Berkeley campus. Faculty or GSIs wishing to use materials in classroom teaching should make a reservation at least two days in advance by calling (510) 642-8197, or emailing your request to our circulation supervisors (avmccirc@library.berkeley.edu).

Putting Personal Copies of Materials on Course Reserve

Instructors may place legally-acquired personal copies of media items on reserve for library use only at the Media Resources Center (MRC will not accept burned/ripped/illegally downloaded copies of copyrighted works). Instructors are asked to bring the items to the MRC Circulation Desk (1st floor Moffitt Library) in order to register them. MRC staff will mark each media item (including labeling and barcoding) and add it to OskiCat to facilitate use by students. Instructors should note that normal processing and handling during checkout will result in wear and damage over time to all media formats, including DVDs. It is always recommended to weigh the benefit of not using class time to screen media over the possible negative consequences of placing a particular media item on course reserve (including loss, theft and damage), especially if the item is valuable or irreplaceable.

Instructors are encouraged to contact MRC staff at avmccirc@library.berkeley.edu to recommend the purchase any title used in instruction that is not currently in the MRC collection, or for assistance in determining if a particular item is out of print/irreplaceable.

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