The Digital Media Commons  on the second floor of Snell Library has a wide range of technology and software to support your creative projects. Media Specialists are on hand to assist you.
Recording and Post-Production Studios
Recording Studio hours
Media Creation Studios A & B (202 and 203 SL)
Each studio has a PC and Mac for post-production and basic audio recording, using a wide range of software. These rooms are to the left of the main Studios entrance.
Request a Media Creation Studio through NUSSO 
The Video Recording Studio, 204 SL
This studio includes a green screen, professional video camera and a lighting system. Additional cameras, microphones and teleprompters are also available to aid in high level professional recordings.
Request the Video Recording Studio through NUSSO 
For audio recording: narration and music. Users are required to bring their own portable drives to save their work.
Request the Audio Recording Studio through NUSSO 
Learn about our Spring 2015 Audio Workshop Series, Round 2 
CDs and DVDs in our Collections
Select "Library Catalogs" in Scholar OneSearch  to search for all our multimedia.
Physical media such as CDs, DVDs, videocassettes are listed in Scholar OneSearch  and located on levels 3 (call numbers A-P, including most feature films) and 4 (Q-Z, including documentaries and educational films).
Viewing and Listening
Current NU faculty, staff and students may view and listen to media materials in the Snell Library.
DVD, VHS videocassette, Multi-region and PAL players are located on carts which may be checked out at the Help and Information Desk and used in a group study room.
Audio CDs and most DVDs may be played on Dell computers on levels one and two of Snell Library. Reserve a workstation online. 
Some items, usually feature films and language teaching materials, appear in our catalog with a "Restricted use reserve" location. These titles are available for in-library use only by current NU students; faculty may take these materials out of the library for classroom showings.
Current NU faculty, staff and students may borrow media materials in the Snell Library and take them out if they are not on reserve.
Restricted use reserve
Some items, usually feature films and language teaching materials, appear in our catalog with a "Restricted use reserve" location. These titles may be borrowed to use in the library only by current NU students; faculty may take these materials out of the library for classroom showings.
Scheduling Materials in Advance
Faculty may walk in during regular service hours  to pick up materials for classroom use. However, we recommend scheduling of media materials  at least 24 hours in advance to ensure they are available when you need them.
Borrowing Materials and Equipment
Media Equipment such as headphones, microphones, video cameras, projectors, laptops and more can be checked out from the Help & Information Desk on the first floor of Snell Library.
Members of BLC libraries  may use and borrow non-reserve, non-restricted media materials on-site with a valid BLC card. Please call in advance to check availability and make arrangements for your visit.
Digital Media Commons Studios [web site ]
210 Snell Library
For advice on where to start your media research, try our Art and Design Subject Guides .
updated 17 March 2014