Hunter Library provides two convenient Film Viewing Rooms for use by instructors and students to screen films for class-related assignments. Each room is equipped with a large flat-screen television and surround sound, standard and Blu-Ray DVD players, a VHS player, hook-ups to share a laptop display using the television, and a whiteboard. The Large Film Viewing room also has a SMART kapp Whiteboard.
Location, Availability, and How to Reserve
The Film Viewing Rooms are located adjacent to the Java City lounge area. The Large Film Viewing Room HL 157B has seating for 25, and the Small Film Viewing Room HL 157A seats up to 8 people.
The Large Film Viewing Room HL 157B is available to all WCU users beginning at 6:00PM Monday through Thursday and on weekends from the time the library opens until closing. The Small Film Viewing Room HL 157A is available to all WCU users beginning at 5:00PM Monday through Thursday and on weekends from the time the library opens until closing.
Visit the reservations page to book one of the rooms up to two weeks in advance, for a maximum of four hours per day and a total of 8 hours per week.
Come to the Circulation Desk at your reserved time and staff will let you into the viewing room and check out any course reserve media, remotes or other necessary equipment to you. The Film Viewing Rooms are intended to be self-service. Instructions for use of the equipment are posted in the rooms.
At the end of your session, inform the library Circulation staff that you have finished, and return any media or accessories checked out on your account to the Circulation Desk.
*Instructors may also use the standard Course Reserves procedure to place media items on reserve at the Circulation Desk for use in a Film Viewing Room session.
Film Viewing Room Guidelines
- WCU faculty, staff, and students may reserve one of the rooms for course-related viewing of a film. Library employees may reserve the rooms for library instruction.
- The Film Viewing Rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours per day per person and a maximum of 8 hours per week.
- Users with reservations must come to the Circulation Desk to have the room opened by a staff member. Remotes and other accessories will be checked out to the person who comes to claim the room.
- The Film Viewing Rooms are intended to be utilized as a self-service. Basic usage instructions for the equipment are posted in the rooms.
- Copyright information is posted prominently in the film viewing rooms. The individual showing the film, NOT the library, will be the responsible party for the copyright violation, if that issue arises. In general, the viewing of material by enrolled class members for academic purposes is considered to be permitted under the Fair Use doctrine of U.S. copyright law. Most of the videos and DVDs in the library do NOT automatically include public performance rights. The library does not obtain public performance rights on behalf of instructors or students using the rooms. For example, an instructor showing a video as part of the curriculum, but inviting people who are not enrolled in the course to attend, would need to obtain public performance rights.