In preparation for the 2018 Autumn quarter, VHS/DVD combo players will be
removed from most classrooms, as manufacturers no longer
make VHS players. A few classrooms on both campuses will remain
equipped with VHS/DVD combo players. It
is highly recommended that faculty move to digital media where possible (DVD,
YouTube, etc.). In rooms without the combo players, all DVD/digital media will
now be played through the podium computer using one of the supported media
players (VLC, Windows Media Player, or iTunes) or through a personally
owned laptop, which can be connected to the classroom projector.
Request VHS in the Classroom
Faculty who regularly play VHS media in the classroom will
need to request a room equipped with a VHS/DVD combo player from their
department class scheduler. Class schedulers will then make arrangements with
Academic Space & Scheduling. If VHS media needs to be played
infrequently, faculty can request a standalone DVD/VHS VCR combo player
from the Classroom Technology group using the online equipment
Library Media Resources
The University Library offers many services to assist you with your classroom media needs, and may be able to help you locate digital versions of content that you are accustomed to using
in VHS format.
For titles previously placed on reserve, please reach out to
reserves contact. If there is library
content you are accustomed to using in VHS format, but have not placed on reserve, please reach out to your subject
liaison librarian and request that the Library investigate purchasing this
content in DVD or digital format. To request a DVD which the Library already owns for reserves for a class, please submit a request via the Ares Courses form.
Library DVD & Streaming Collections
Personal VHS Tapes
If you have personal VHS tapes that would like to digitize
for your personal archives, the Library will be installing self-service VHS
conversion stations over the summer that you can use for this purpose. More
information to come.
Viewing VHS Tapes in the Library
The Library plans to maintain the existing VHS/DVD players in both the John T. Richardson library and the Loop library for use by library patrons.