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A/V Services

Brescia University College provides students, faculty, and staff with access to audio/video (AV) equipment to be used for on-site presentations. AV equipment may be reserved on a first-come first serve basis. Users are encouraged to reserve equipment in advance to ensure availability. To allow all users equal access to equipment, reserving AV equipment for more than a 3 hour period is not encouraged, although exceptions can be made. Please contact library circulation staff to use equipment for longer than three hours.

Book Equipment

AV equipment bookings will be forfeited if the reserving individual has not checked out the AV equipment within 10 minutes of the reserved time-slot.

Available in the Library

  • Digital Projector
  • Laptops (2)
  • Speakers
  • Microphones (wired and wireless)
  • Extension Cords (4)
  • HDMI cords
  • Adapters for Mac and PC
  • Remotes (for PowerPoint Presentations)
User Restrictions

AV equipment may only be borrowed for use on the Brescia University campus. Students may only borrow equipment for in-class, supervised presentations-a classroom instructor must be present with the equipment at all times that the equipment is borrowed. Access to room 200 for the retrieval of AV equipment can only be granted by the supervising instructor.


User Responsibilities

The safety and security of all AV equipment borrowed is the responsibility of the borrower once the equipment has been checked out and/or removed from room 200.

Any damage to, or theft of, AV equipment while it is checked out and/or removed from Room 200, as well as resulting fees, are the responsibility of the borrower. It is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure that all borrowed AV equipment is returned intact and in order and is demonstrated as such to the supervising instructor and/or a library staff member. It is the responsibility of the borrower to inspect the equipment for damage and to report found damage prior to checking out and/or removing the equipment from Room 200.

Check In

Users who have checked out AV equipment are responsible for returning the equipment in tact and in order by the borrowing deadline. Users who fail to meet the deadline disrupt subsequent borrowing times-for this reason, borrowers who return equipment late more than 2 times will lose AV equipment borrowing privileges. A fine of $2.00 per hour, per item is charged for any overdue materials. It is the responsibility of the borrower to demonstrate to the supervising instructor or a library staff member that all equipment is present and in order. Missing or damaged equipment that is found after check in will be attributed to the most recent borrower.

Check Out

Users who have reserved AV equipment must check out the AV equipment at the library circulation desk or retrieve it from Room 200 with instructor supervision. AV equipment can be checked out for 3 hours. Students must present their valid Western student ID card to check-out AV equipment from the library. Faculty must present a valid Western or Brescia University faculty ID card to check-out AV equipment from the library.

Equipment that is not available due to borrower negligence is not the responsibility of the library.

User Problems

It is the responsibility of the borrower to book a practice time to learn how to use the AV equipment in advance of the borrowing time. Library staff will not always be available to provide AV assistance but will offer technical guidance when possible.


How do I Reserve a Movie for Screening?

  1. Search for your movie in Omni.
  2. If found:
    1. Click the “Reserve movie for a classroom screening” link (you will be directed to a request form).
    2. Fill out the form and click Submit.
    3. If your item does not include the “Reserve movie for a classroom screening” link, place your request by contacting the library where the item is located.
  3. If you don’t find the movie in Omni, you have a few options:
    1. Confirm that you have the correct information (e.g. title, date, etc.) and try your search again.
    2. Consult with your Subject Librarian for reference help.
    3. Contact Interlibrary Loans for details about borrowing movies not available at Western or Affiliates.