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.
Location and Availability
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 is available from the time the library opens until 15 minutes prior to closing. The Small Film Viewing Room HL 157A seats up to eight people, and is available on weekdays beginning at 5:00pm until 15 minutes prior to closing, and on weekends from opening until 15 minutes prior to closing.
Who May Use the Rooms
WCU faculty and staff may book a room for a single screening, or at a regular time during the semester. Students and library instructors may request one reservation at a time up to seven days in advance.
How to Reserve
The rooms may be reserved for a maximum of four hours per day per user. All users must complete and sign a Reservation and Agreement form and turn the form in at the library's Circulation Desk.
Come to the Circulation Desk at your reserved time and staff will let you into the viewing room and check out any 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.
- Faculty and staff may request a reservation at any time of the semester, but are encouraged to do so at the beginning of the semester to ensure room availability. Students and library instructors may request a reservation up to one week in advance. The Film Viewing Rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours per day per person.
- Reservation requests will be considered in the order in which they are received. If
there are multiple reservation requests submitted at the same time, reservations will
be granted according to the following priorities:
1) Faculty and instructors for course-related viewing of a film
2) Students for course-related viewing of a film
3) Library employees for library instruction
- 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 room. 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.