Media Centre

The Media Centre houses several different collections of non-print formats. Find the Media Centre in the basement of the main building. If you have questions about items in the Media Centre, please do not hesitate to ask our staff at the Information Desk.

What can I find in the Media Centre?

FormatDescriptionCirculation policy
MapsA large collection of print maps covering the geographic areas of Canada, the United States, and the world.These can be loaned, as per the standard loan policies.
Microfiche and MicrofilmScaled-down reproductions of documents that are stored on tapes. We have several microform collections, including back-issues of newspapers, journals, theses & dissertations, and the Avery Brundage Olympics and Sports collection. The microform collection does not circulate.These cannot be loaned and must be used in the library.
VideosWe have a large collection of documentary, educational and wide-release films. These are available in VHS and DVD format. These can be loaned, as per the standard loan policies.
AudioWe also have a large collection of music on CDs, LP records, and audio cassettes.These can be loaned, as per the standard loan policies.

Access the collections

Many of the items in the Media Centre are stored in analogue carriers, on formats that may not be commonly used nowadays. You can find the equipment necessary to use these collections in the Media Centre. We also loan out some devices at the Information Desk to use these items.

Questions on how to use these devices? Ask for help at the Information Desk, and we'll show you how to use them.

  • Microfiche and Microfilm: use the dedicated microform readers in the Media Centre to read these items. Read more on how to use these devices.
  • Videos: DVD and VHS players are located in the Media Centre. Portable DVD and Bluray players are also available for loan at the Information Desk.

Playback in classrooms

Approximately half of the classrooms on campus have DVD players installed so that videos can be played during class. Instructors are encouraged to review what equipment is available in their classrooms in advance of the screening. Campus ITS is able to loan portable DVD and Blu-ray players to instructors for their courses. 

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