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Multimedia Facilities

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Audio Facilities

  • Computers with sound cards:
    In every campus library, the research stations are equipped with a sound card.
  • Head phones:
    Head phones are not supplied at the Library research stations; rather, patrons are encouraged to bring their own head phones. Alternatively, head phones can be borrowed on 3-hour reserve from each library circulation desk (except for the Law Library) : check head phones availability  Headphones with microphone
  • Double-ended head phone cables:
    Two head phone cables with double-connectors are available for borrowing on 3-hour reserve at the Stauffer Library circulation desk: check availability.
  • Audio listening equipment (for CD, LP, tape, etc.):
    • Computers with CD players:
      In every campus library, the research stations are equipped to play CDs.
    • In the Education Library:
      1. Available at the circulation desk: CD/audio-cassette player, available on a first-come first-served basis.
      2. Teacher Resource Centre: One CD player, available on a first-come first-served basis.
    • In the Jordan Music and Special Collections Library:
      There are 17 carrels in the Jordan Library designated as "listening stations" and equipped with a variety of CD, LP, tape and DAT playback equipment. In addition, the Library has two specially designed listening/study rooms with audio-visual equipment, suitable for small groups of students working together. Headphones can be borrowed from the Jordan Library Circulation Desk.

DVD/VCR Facilities

  • Computers with DVD drives:
    In every campus library, all of the research stations are equipped with a DVD drive and most have 19 inch LCD monitors. See also: availability head phones.
  • Portable DVD players: (at Stauffer Library - 3 hour loan)
    4 small, portable DVD players available for borrowing on 3-hour reserve from the Stauffer Library circulation desk: check availability.
  • DVD/video viewing stations:
    • Education Library
      All facilities are available on a first-come first-served basis:
      1. 2nd Floor in the Multimedia Collection:
        • One 15 inch LCDTV with DVD/VCR combination player.
        • One 20 inch TV (VCR/DVD player built-in).
      2. Teacher Resource Centre:
        • 20 inch TV with DVD/VCR player.
        • One CD player
    • Jordan Special Collections and Music Library:
      1. Between the circulation area and the periodicals stacks: Two DVD/video viewing stations, each with a 20" widescreen flat TV, available on a first-come first-served basis. Head-phones can be borrowed from the circulation desk.
      2. The Graham George Seminar Room: A meeting/seminar room with audio, DVD/VCR and computer projection equipment. First priority use of the room is for School of Music and other University department teaching needs. Contact the Jordan Library to enquire about room use and reservation.
    • Lederman Law Library
      1. One DVD/VHS viewing station, with a 21" widescreen flat TV and headphones, available on a first-come first-served basis. Location: Check with staff at Library service desk.
    • Stauffer Library
      1. Ground Floor, near the printers: One multi-region DVD player with widescreen flat TV and headphones, available on a first-come first-served bases. It will play both PAL and NTSC DVDs.
      2. Stauffer 121 Seminar Room: A meeting/seminar room with audio, DVD/VCR and computer projection equipment. Consult the room guide for more information about room use and reservation.

Digital Projectors

  • Portable Digital Projectors: (at Stauffer Library and Bracken Library - 3 hour loan)
    Digital projectors are available for borrowing on 3-hour reserve from the Stauffer Library circulation desk and the Bracken Library circulation desk: check availability.

Other Instructional Support Equipment

  • Ellison® Letter Machine: (at the Education Library)

    An Ellison® Letter Machine is available in the Education Library's Curriculum Support Centre (B120). This is a hand-operated die cutting machine which makes perfectly cut letters, numbers and shapes with one push of the handle, cutting through several layers of paper or fabric at a time. Shapes available include the numbers 1-9 and all letters of the alphabet (capitals and small letters) in several sizes, as well as hundreds of large and small image dies which can be used to enhance learning, hands-on activities, games, story time, puppets, posters, and bulletin boards with sharp, clear, reusable pictures. (More information at the manufacturer's website.)

  • Memory Card Reader: (at Stauffer Library - 3 hour loan)

    If you need to access data or photographs which you have stored on a memory card (e.g. an SD card, a CF card, etc.), you can borrow a multi-format Memory Card Reader from the Stauffer Circulation Desk: check availability. With the card reader in hand, plug in your card and then open your data files at any of the Stauffer Library Research Stations.

How to Locate Multimedia Resources in the Queen's Library Collection

All multimedia materials and sound recordings acquired by the Library are listed in QCAT, the Library's online catalogue. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 19 September 2014