Media Library FAQ

Media Library

  1. Can I return Media Library materials after hours?

    Yes, please refer to the Media Library's Returning Items to the Libraries page for information about drop box locations and guidelines.

  2. Can TWU Faculty check out items from the Library?

    TWU Faculty may check out most Library materials after setting up an account at the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor of Willis Library. See the individual circulation policies for information on specific material types, loan periods, and check out limits.

  3. Can you deliver materials to me?

    Using Distance Learning Services?

    • Yes, as long as you qualify for the service, we have the address, and someone will be present to sign for the materials.

    On campus?

  4. How can I find out about the Media Library film screenings?

    The Media Library sponsors several free film series. To find out about upcoming screenings and events, check our website or our Facebook.

    For a complete list of our screenings and events, check our Media Library News & Events page.

  5. How do Faculty reserve media materials for class?

    Faculty, instructors, adjunct and teaching fellows can place media materials on the reserve shelf for their students to come and watch at the Media Library in Chilton Hall. These items cannot leave the library to ensure that they are available for the students of the specified course. To place media items on reserve, please look into the Placing Items on Reserves page for specific directions.

    To schedule media materials for in class usage on certain dates please refer to the instructions on Media Booking & Courier Service page.

  6. How do I access media materials if I am a distance education student?

    Please contact Kim Stanton.

  7. How do I cite media for my research papers?

    Please see Citing Media for citation guidelines.

  8. How do I make a purchase suggestion for media materials?

    Please use the Purchase Request Form.

  9. How long can I keep DVDs or videos from the Media Library?

    Refer to the Borrowing Media chart for checkout periods and fines.

  10. What are the hours for the Media Library?

    Please refer to the Media Library Hours page.

  11. What do the Media Library call numbers mean?

    The Media Library Call Number & Item Location Guide explains which materials receive which call number.

  12. What reference services does the Media Library offer?

    The Media Library provides reference services during hours when the Media Library is open at the Service Desk or by phone. For more extensive research needs, schedule a reference appointment with a media librarian. See: Media Reference Services

  13. Where can I find a map, directions, or an address for the Libraries?

    You can find locations by building and floor maps on our Locations and Hours page, or by searching buildings by name or category on the UNT Map.  The former will also provide you with both physical and mailing addresses, shipping information, floor maps, operational hours, and other contact info, while the latter will provide you with parking, etc.

  14. Where do I return library items I have checked out?

    The simplest answer is, where you checked them out. However...

    • Book drops are located at each of the library services desks that have circulation-related services. Simply deposit your items here any hour of the day.
    • Audio and Media items can be returned to someone working at the music or media service desk.
    • Outside drop boxes are located near the entrances of each of our libraries. Drop materials off here after hours.
    • There is a street book drop on W. Highland St. near Willis Library.

    Please return special checkout materials to the desks where they were checked out.