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MRC Collections, General Terms of Use, & Lending Rules

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

Terms of Use
Lending Policies
Overdues, Fines and Charges

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.