Teaching and Research Collection (closed stacks) -- The Teaching and Research collection includes access to the former Instructional Support Services Educational, and David A. Bradley Film collections which are currently curated under the auspices of the IU Libraries Moving Image Film Archive. Established in 1975, this multidisciplinary collection supports the broad range of study and research at IU from the undergraduate through post-doctorate level. The collection contains over 12,000 VHS tapes, and over 8,000 DVDs. Also included are nearly 2,000 spoken-word audiocassettes and CDs covering a broad range of topics. We have a small collection of multimedia CD-ROMs, listed here: multi-media CD-ROMs. The Teaching and Research Collection circulates to faculty and instructors for seven days. Items may be renewed once upon request, by calling 855-1650 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also check out recordings for 72 hours for class projects. All media can be watched in-house during normal business hours. In combination with our popular, highly circulating Media Browsing Collection, Media Services offers its patrons access to nearly 23,000 VHS tapes, and nearly 20,000 DVDs. The Teaching & Reseach Collection includes both campus-wide individual digital streaming titles as well as this quick libguide to finding online streaming videos hosted by the IUB libraries.
Media Browsing Collection (open stacks) -- Established in 2001 through the generous donation of Jerry and Phyllis McCullough, former owners of Bloomington's Classical Film and Music, the Browsing collection includes an eclectic mix of feature films in English and foreign languages, as well as documentary films. The feature film and documentary browsing collection includes 10,400 VHS tapes, and nearly 11,000 DVDs. It also contains a small number of audiobook & radio programs, language learning tapes and CDs, and videogames. Media and multimedia items can be checked out to all Indiana residents with a valid IU ID card or Borrower's card. Patrons may borrow up to three items (mix and match), or one TV Series set for seven days. All audio recordings circulate for 14 days. Items can be renewed once (in person, 855-1650, or via My Account in IUCAT). Overdue fines are $1.00 per day per item. Due to the heavy use of materials located in the Media Browsing Collection, these items are not available for Hold, Recall, or request delivery via Interlibrary Loan.
In Spring 2015, several sub-collections within the Teaching and Research and Browsing collections (spoken word audiocassettes, CDs, CD-ROMs, and all vhs tapes) were moved to the ALF. Request these items through the online catalog for delivery.
Gaming Collection - (open stacks) -- Established in 2011, the IUB Libraries gaming collection was created to support the teaching, learning, leisure, and research needs of the Bloomington community. The collection supports multidisciplinary departments and units, such as psychology, speech communications, computer science, information science, literature, and others which are investigating the technology, game world structure, narratives, and social interactions generated by the gaming phenomenon. "Games have emerged from the relative obscurity of interactive tutorials to study real-world systems such as economics, diplomacy and politics; and as full-fledged interventions designed to alter human behavior." -- Dr. Lee Sheldon, visiting lecturer at Indiana University (2009)
A title list of board games and cards can be found here in IUCAT. A title list of videogames is forthcoming.
Media Services also provides access to both contemporary and legacy gaming consoles which have restricted use in Media Services. Consoles do not leave the room, and can be checked out for four hours, no renewal.