Media Booking Services for Faculty and Students

Book an item using the online form


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Service Description

Media Booking, is a support service for classroom instruction and research available to current ASU faculty, students, and staff that arranges for video availability on a specific date or alternate dates.

Media Booking arranges for use of media from the following collections:

Do not use this service if:

  • Your use is not date specific. Use the Request function in the ASU Library Catalog.
  • You are faculty who wants to establish availability for required viewing by students outside of class. Use the course reserve submission form.


  • Community borrowers are not eligible to use this service.
  • The service does not arrange for use of videos from the collections of local public libraries or video rental stores.
  • Film and video materials from special collections such as Chicano Research Collection, Arizona Collection or University Archives are not eligible for this service.

Lead Time

A minimum of 15 days lead time is required for media bookings. For use within two week, request materials through Library One Search.

Availability of Booked Materials

  • Pick up items at the Information and Check Out Desk you indicated on your request.
    • Items are available the day prior to the specific Use Date.
  • Return items at any ASU library.
    • Loan period is normally 365 days for Faculty.
    • Loan period may be shortened by additional bookings.

Every attempt is made to provide booked items for the date requested. Circumstances may affect availability. For example:

  • Item is not returned by the previous borrower.
  • Item is on Reserve.
  • Item is already booked.
  • Item is In Transit from another ASU library.
  • Item has been loaned outside ASU (Inter-Library Loan).

Confirmations and Notifications

  • Verification is sent by email after the item has been booked.
  • If a title is unavailable for the date requested, you are notified as soon as possible.
  • Use My Account if you wish to confirm booking status.


  • Tempe campus - (480) 965-3159
  • Downtown Phoenix campus - (602) 496-0300
  • Polytechnic campus - (480) 727-1037
  • West campus - (602) 543-8562

Equipment Support and Delivery

Policies for equipment support and delivery vary between campuses. To arrange for equipment in the classroom contact: