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Access to the Collection

UCLA Faculty and Teaching Assistants

All materials from the IMCS collection are provided free of charge to regularly scheduled UCLA classes. Requests for rentals and purchases of new media for on-campus use are processed without charge upon receipt of an approved Instructional Improvement Mini-Grant application.

Orders for classroom screenings of media should be placed well in advance of the scheduled viewing dates to avoid booking conflicts. In many cases, the IMCS staff is able to arrange advance screenings of either IMCS holdings or off-campus media for faculty to determine the suitability of materials for use in class.

Advance appointments are recommended to ensure availability of the requested media and preview facility.

UCLA Students

Students may view materials in the Media Lab by making a request at least one full day in advance with the Instructional Media Collections & Services.

UCLA Staff

Staff may view materials in the Media Lab by making a request at least one full day in advance with the Instructional Media Collections & Services.

UCLA University Extension and UCLA Community

UCLA University Extension instructors and other organizations and individuals in the campus community may rent materials from the IMCS collection. Extension instructors' requests must be placed through a departmental representative.

Off-campus

An item that is not specified for “UCLA use only” may be rented to off-campus sources. The rental prices are listed in the item record. Rental arrangements should be made through the IMCS office.

UCLA Film and Television Archive's Research and Study Center

The UCLA Film and Television Archive's Research and Study Center (ARSC) provides on-site access to nearly 220,000 individual holdings. For the mutual convenience of campus and the general community, IMCS shares office space with the Film and Television Archive Research and Study Center. The ARSC website is www.cinema.ucla.edu.

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