MRC Collections

The Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) houses the UCI Libraries' collection of non-print media in the arts, humanities, business and management, social sciences, and government information. The MRC is also the home of the UCI Libraries' science and medical collections of non-print media serving the needs of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Information and Computing Science, Physical Sciences, portions of Social Ecology, and the College of Medicine.

The UCI Libraries actively collects titles that support instruction and research for the academic programs at UCI. The collection consists of videocassettes, DVDs, laser discs, 16mm films, sound recordings, and CD-ROM titles, including data archive and government information titles.

To Check Out Materials

  • A valid UCI Libraries card is required
  • Selected MRC and U.S. Depository CD-ROMS may be checked out and used at the MRC with a valid library card, driver's license, passport, military ID, or other official state photo ID.

Videorecordings in the MRC Collection

New Video Titles - Most Recent Three Months
Video Titles A-C
Video Titles D-H
Video Titles I-M
Video Titles N-S
Video Titles T-Z

As of Fall 2015, up to 5 MRC media items (DVD videos, Videocassettes, etc.) may be checked out and renewed once by UCI faculty, staff and students with a valid UCI ID card in hand. All other borrowers may only view materials on-site. A valid library card is required for viewing privileges.

Films and videorecordings are loaned to UCI faculty members and graduate students for UCI classroom instruction, preview, or research. Videorecordings being previewed or used for research are subject to immediate recall if needed for classroom showing. Videorecordings and films are loaned to UCI staff for UCI classroom instruction only.

Due to copyright or purchase restrictions, films and videorecordings cannot be broadcast or electronically transmitted in any way, and they may not be used for group recreational or fund-raising programs. Please contact the MRC Manager with questions about showing films or videorecordings outside the classroom.

Classroom booking requests must be received at least two business days in advance. Specific booking dates for each item are required. This will protect your booking and accommodate multiple bookings for the same item when possible. Eligible borrowers may request items to be delivered via the UCI Libraries' Document Delivery Service (DDS).

The borrower assumes responsibility for any lost or damaged media items. The appropriate subject bibliographer will determine actual replacement costs. Charges for lost or damaged non-print material will include a billing charge and processing costs if necessary.

Borrowers are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of media while on loan from the MRC. Charges for lost or damaged media will include a minimum $125 replacement cost plus a $10 non-refundable processing fee and any overdue fines accrued to the borrowers account. Charges for lost or damaged equipment will include a $10 non-refundable processing fee, late fines and fees if applicable, plus repair or replacement costs up to $5,000 per item.

The MRC does not loan equipment for use outside the UCI Libraries. The MRC equipment is for use with MRC and ILL materials only. Users who need media equipment for personal, departmental, or classroom use can contact Classroom Technology Support, which supplies media equipment to the campus.

As of Fall 2015, up to 5 MRC media items (DVD videos, Videocassettes, etc.) may be checked out and renewed once by UCI faculty, staff and students. All other borrowers may only view materials on-site. A valid library card is required for viewing privileges.

MRC Loan Periods Listed by Item Type

Item Types Borrower with Valid UCI Libraries Card Loan Period Renewals MRC Use Only
Reserves Blue-ray and DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes UCI faculty 72 hours * No No
Reserves Material (All others) UCI affiliates 3 hours No Yes
* Exceptions:
  1. Reserves DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes may be limited to 24 hour circulation if the material is needed to complete an impending assignment for finals, midterm, etc.
  2. Personal copies are "MRC Use Only" except by the faculty member who owns the material.
PS3 Games Restricted to UCI faculty, staff and students with valid UCI ID 3 hours No Yes
16 mm films UCI faculty 14 days No No
Balanchine Videocassettes UCI faculty 1 day No No
Balanchine Videocassettes All others 3 hours No Yes
DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes UCI faculty 14 days 1 renewal No
DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes UCI graduate students 7 days 1 renewal No
DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes All except UCI faculty & UCI graduate students 3 hours 1 renewal Yes
CD-ROMs All borrowers (depository items and selected MRC CD-ROMs circulate with valid photo ID) 2 hours 1 renewal Yes
CD-ROMs - Circulating UCI affiliates 14 days 1 renewal No
CD-ROMs - Data Archive UCI affiliates 7 days No No
MRC Software UCI affiliates 2 hours No Yes
Audio CDs, Audiotapes, Music and Spoken Word CD-ROMs All borrowers 14 days 1 renewal No
Books All borrowers 14 days 1 renewal No
Books with Limited Circulation All borrowers 2 hours 1 renewal Yes
Books with accompanying DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes UCI faculty 14 days 1 renewal No
Books with accompanying DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes UCI graduate students 7 days 1 renewal No
Books with accompanying DVD videos, Laserdiscs, VideoCDs, Super VideoCDs, and Videocassettes All except UCI faculty & UCI graduate students 3 hours 1 renewal Yes
LMC Management Collection UCI affiliates only 14 days 1 renewal No
Mixed Media All borrowers 14 days 1 renewal No
Slides and accompanying material All borrowers 2 hours 1 renewal Yes

 

Materials and equipment checked out from the Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) must be returned to the MRC during normal business hours.

A maximum number of 5 items maybe borrowed by UCI studetns, faculty and staff.

MRC Searches

Any borrower with a valid library card may fill out a search form for missing or in-process materials in the MRC collection at the MRC Desk.

MRC Recalls

UCI faculty members and graduate student instructors who need MRC media for specific classroom showings or class previews may complete a Media Use and Booking Form to place a recall on material that is checked out to another borrower, except:

  • Personal or departmental copies on Course Reserves
  • Materials being searched
  • In-process material
  • On order material

 

If an item is recalled, the new due date will be ten days from the date the recall was placed, unless the original due date is sooner.

Borrowers will be mailed or e-mailed a recall notice with the new due date and a courtesy overdue recall notice. Failure to receive recall and overdue notices does not exempt a borrower from fines or a lost MRC media bill. Home and e-mail addresses may be changed in ANTPAC or at any Check Out Desk.

MRC Course Reserves Lending Policies & MRC Reserves Fines

MRC Overdue Fines

Course Reserves Materials:     $2 per hour - first 10 hours
$5 per hour - after the first 10 hours
$50 maximum
All other media/equipment:     $2 per hour - first 10 hours
$5 per hour - after the first 10 hours
$50 maximum

MRC Loan Fines, Replacements, and Repair Charges

MRC borrowing privileges will be suspended until fines and/or bills are paid in full. All borrowers are subject to the assessment of overdue fines for reserve and recalled materials. If a borrower plans to be away from the campus for an extended period of time, he/she needs to make the necessary arrangements to receive overdue notices or return materials.

Borrowers are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of media and equipment lost or damaged while on loan from the MRC. Charges for lost or damaged media will include a minimum $125 replacement cost plus a $10 non-refundable processing fee and any overdue fines accrued to the borrowers account. Charges for lost or damaged equipment will include a $10 non-refundable processing fee, late fines and fees if applicable, plus repair or replacement costs up to $5,000 per item.

Fines, if applicable, and replacement or repair charges will be turned over to Campus Billing and may, if not paid promptly, result in withholding of transcripts, permission to register for classes (UC students), and risk of the bill being sent to a collection agency.

Additional Charges

Additional late charges are assessed and added to unpaid invoices by the UC Irvine Financial Services Office. Those charges are $5 after 30 days, $15 after 60 days and $45 after 90 days.

Billing contact for Multimedia Resources Center

Multimedia Resources Center Manager  (949) 824-7072 or  libmrc@uci.edu

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