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Media Services

Lehigh's media collection is housed on the 5th floor North of EWFM Library and circulated from the Help Desk. To find items in our Media Collection, use "Video Search" in ASA - Library Catalog.

The following list should help you find your way for media related services:

  • To access items from our Media Collection (Videocassettes and DVDs), visit the Help Desk on the main floor of the EWFM Library. 
  • To place items from our Media Collection on Reserve, contact Ricky Houck in Lending Services (8-4924 or or use the Video Request Form.
  • For assistance screening a film or to reserve a Media Center classroom, contact Instructional Media Services (8-3059 or
  • To sign out Media-related equipment (laptops, projectors, classroom microphones and remotes, portable PA systems, audio recorders, etc.), visit the Digital Media Studio, EWFM 421 (8-3057 or
  • Request a Loaner Laptop.
  • For help thinking about how to stream video for instructional purposes, contact the Streaming Video team at or use the Streaming Video Request Form.
  • To request the acquisition of media materials for our Collection, contact Dan Huang (8-3035 or
  • For some additional guidance about purchasing streaming video or DVDs, please see our research guide 

Guidelines on Performance Rights for Faculty and Graduate Students

Lehigh’s video collection has been built to support the instructional mission of the university, and we encourage you to make maximum use of this excellent resource in your teaching. Section 110(1) of the U.S. Copyright Act describes the nature of the exemption that enables us to purchase feature films and other videos that are generally sold exclusively for home use and show them in an educational setting. Occasionally, we purchase films that come with broader rights. Faculty should consult with Media Center staff or librarians to determine the performance rights associated with any particular video.

In general, the use of most videos added to the library collection, and, in particular, the use of feature films, is limited to a classroom or similar location for instruction. Here are some additional guidelines for video showings:

  • Attendees should be limited to members of the university community;
  • An instructor should be present to provide an educational context for the showing;
  • There should not be off-campus advertising,  through posters or flyers, email, or internet, that implies that the showing is open to the public;
  • No admission fee may be charged.

If you wish to seek permission for public performance rights for a particular video or to find out about fees for showing a film for a single event, please consult with staff in the Media Center, allowing ample time for negotiations and processing.