The 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 the ASA Library Catalog.

Media related services

Course Reserve Form

To place items from our Media Collection on Course Reserve, stop by the Help Desk at Fairchild-Martindale Library or place a Course Reserve Form.

Streaming Video Request Form

For help thinking about how to stream video for instructional purposes, contact the Streaming Video team at or use the Streaming Video Request Form.

Request a Loaner Laptop

Videocassettes and DVDs

To access items from our Media Collection (Videocassettes and DVDs), visit the Help Desk on the main floor of the EWFM Library.

Media Center Classroom

For assistance screening a film or to reserve a Media Center classroom, contact Instructional Media Services (8-3059 or

Borrow Media Equipment

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 purchase

Contact Library Acquisitions to request the acquisition of media materials for our Collection

More information

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.