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About the Media Room: Location, collection, use of the collection


Films may be booked for classroom use. See the Booking films for classroom showing for more information.

Location & hours

The Media Room is located at SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library, Room 3100.

The Media Room is open and the collection accessible the same hours as the Bennett Library.
Check Library Hours for current information.

The collection

The Media Room has films (DVD, VHS, 16 mm films), sound recordings (CD, lp) and fine arts slides available for use by the SFU community and community borrowers. All materials in the collection can be found by searching the Library Catalogue.

Videomatica Documentary Collection
The Media Collection includes over 2,000 documentaries on DVD and VHS from the famous Videomatica video rental store, which closed in 2001.

Slide Collection
The main focus of the collection is fine arts and architecture, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art. To find individual items in the slide collection, search the Library Catalogue by artist, title or keyword limited to Slides. The collection also includes slide sets for theatre, dance and music history and Canada's visual history.

Sound Recordings Collection
The main focus of the collection is on contemporary electronic and electro-acoustic music, operas, world music and classical music. To find individual works in the collection, search the Library Catalogue by composer, performer, title, or musical form, limited to Music, sound recordings. The collection also includes some popular music recordings, as well as speeches, plays, poetry and sound effects.

Use of the collection

Borrowing materials

Media collection materials may be borrowed by SFU faculty, staff, students, alumni and external borrowers for limited loan periods. 

Digital streaming of required videos

Required films for a course may be made available on a streaming basis to be viewed via Canvas. See Streaming video for required course videos for more information.

Booking films

Films may be booked for classroom use. See the Booking films for classroom showing for more information.

Placing materials on course reserves

Materials may be placed on course reserve at the Bennett, Belzberg or Fraser Libraries.

Available equipment for viewing materials

Equipment is available in the MRC to view slides, videorecordings, and DVDs, and to listen to sound recordings.

Audio Visual equipment can be borrowed from AV Services.

Use of the screening room

A screening room in the Media Resource Centre may be booked by SFU faculty or students to view DVDs, videos, 16mm films or laser discs for course needs. The screening room is available for use between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays and holds 16-20 people comfortably. To book the screening room, email Media Resource Centre​ staff.