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Finding Media Items

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Finding Media Items

To see if we have a particular item (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.), follow these steps:

1.    Use Search It, which is located in the middle of the K-State Libraries' home page.

2.    Click on the Search It Advance tab.

3.    If you’re looking for a specific title, type several of words from the title in the search box and change the Any field to "in the title".

4.    If you are not searching for a specific item, type in a keyword.

1.    Beside Material Type: change All items to "Audio Visual"

2.    Click on the Search button

3.    If you need to narrow further, do this under Refine My Results

In Hale Library, many of our videos and CDs are located in our media collection on the 4th floor. If you are looking for popular movies, try browsing there in the call number PN1997 and PN1997.2 range. Or, try typing "feature films" in the search box, changing contains to "is (exact)," and changing Material Type to "Audio Visual."

Media Collection: What is it? Where is it?

Hale Library

What is the Media Collection in Hale Library?

Hale Library's media collection is a multi-subject, multi-format collection that includes compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, audiocassettes as well as miscellaneous and mixed media. The videos include thousands of educational films, documentaries, and lectures as well as popular movies. The sound recordings include nearly every musical genre.

Where is the Media Collection in Hale Library?

The Media Collection is located on the east end of the 4th floor of Hale Library near the elevators. The collection is housed in tall, tan, metal cabinets and on several shelves located near the cabinets.

Is it possible to borrow items from the Media Collection in Hale Library?

Anyone who has a K-State ID or a Community Patron Card can borrow the vast majority of the media items located in K-State Libraries. The only exceptions are those found in reference collections. Videocassettes and DVDs can be borrowed for one week and renewed for an additional week. All other items have the same loan periods that books do.


Where can I find equipment to view or listen to items in the media collection?

The computers in Hale Library's InfoCommons can play most DVDs and music compact discs. Additional listening/viewing equipment is located in the Media Development Center.

Weigel Architecture Library

The Media Collection at Weigel Library is located on the back side of large wooden display shelves, close to the entrance of the library. If you need assistance locating materials in this collection, a Weigel staff member would be happy to help you.

Math / Physics, Kansas State Polytechnic, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of media at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.


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