VHS Combo players have been removed from most DePaul
classrooms. This change was made because VHS has become an obsolete format and
manufacturers no longer make VHS Combo players. It is highly recommended that
faculty move to digital media where possible (DVD, YouTube, etc.). A few
classrooms on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses will still be equipped
with VHS Combo players. For 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
you have personal VHS tapes that you would like to digitize for your personal
archives, there are various outside vendors located throughout the city and
suburbs that provide this service.
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.