Study at the Music and Media Center

Rooms and Spaces

Music and Media Center Rooms
Room Description
Viewing and Listening Area
W211 Pattee Library
This quiet study space provides study carrels and equipment for viewing DVDs (NTSC and PAL), BluRay discs (All Region), and VHS videotapes (NTSC). Listening equipment includes CD players, a turntable with 33/45/78 rpm capability and a turntable with USB recording capability at 33/45 rpm, and an audio cassette deck. Equipment for viewing PAL VHS videotapes is available by appointment (call the Music & Media Center at 814-865-3616 or email
Video Viewing Room
W325 Pattee Library
Small groups can screen videos in this room, which seats up to 16 people. Use of the room can be scheduled in advance by calling the Music & Media Center at 814-865-3616 or emailing Equipment: DVD (NTSC and PAL), BluRay (All Region), and VHS (NTSC).


Scan, Copy, Print

Scanners are near the Service Desk in W211 Pattee Library.


Textbooks and Reserves

DVDs, CDs, Music Scores

Instructors may place video and audio recordings and music scores on reserve for their courses at the Music and Media Center service desk by submitting the Book/Media Reserve Request form or by sending an email message to

Instructors may schedule DVDs in advance for future pickup on a specific date by submitting the Schedule Videos for Classroom Viewing form.

Streaming Video and Audio for Course Use

Thousands of streaming videos and audio files are available to Penn State students and faculty for teaching, learning, and research. The  Video Resources guide describes dozens of library-licensed video databases that provide streaming videos. Contact the Music and Media Center for assistance locating the streaming video and audio you need for your course.

Video Clips

Several of our library’s streaming video databases provide tools for creating and using clips or segments of a video. Instructors may request short portions, or clips, from DVDs and other physical video formats, to be streamed for a specific course and semester. For more information, see the Video Resource guide.

Equipment to Borrow

Equipment to Borrow
Item Loan Period
Headphones 24 hours
Portable DVD players 7 day/$5 day overdue
USB DVD Drive 7 day/$5 day overdue
Blu Ray Player 7 day/$5 day overdue
HDMI Cable 7 day/$5 day overdue
USB-A to USB-C converter 7 day/$5 day overdue
Portable turntables 7 day/$5 day overdue