Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

BKC Media Center/Media Library

question What's the difference between the Media Center and the Media Library?
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The Media Center houses mostly books for the College of Science & Engineering, the College of Information Science & Engineering, the College of Life Sciences and the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences . The Media Center houses books for the Colleges of Economics and the College of Sport and Health Science.

question Where is the Media Library?
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It is located in Across Wing on floors 2 to 6. The Service Counter is on the 2nd floor.

question Where are the newspapers located?
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Media Ctr.: You can read papers from up to 2 weeks ago in the Life Science Academic Lounge located to the right of the Media Center counter. Newspapers are stored for 1 year. If you would like to read a newspaper older than 2 weeks old, please visit the counter.

Media Lib.: The Current Periodicals are located on the 2nd floor of the Media Library. While storage periods for newspapers differ, you can generally read any newspapers from today to 1 year ago.

question Where are the journals located?
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Media Ctr.: New journals are located in the Newspaper and Journal Reading Room located to the right of the Media Center counter. Journals over 1 year old are located in the bound journal section on the 2nd floor. Some are located in the office so ask for these at the counter.

Media Lib.: You can read new journals in the Current Periodicals are located on the 2nd floor of the Media Library. Older issues are can be read in the bound journal section on the 3rd floor.

question What are the Media C Open Stacks that show up in RUNNERS search results?
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This refers to any books shelved in the Media Center Reading Room. Books in the Open Stacks are stored on shelves for easy access, as opposed to books in storage.

question Where are the Media C Automatic Stacks that show up in RUNNERS search results?
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These are the stacks in the basement of the Media Center. If you would like to use materials in the Automatic Stacks, please print out the result screen from RUNNERS or ask for assistance at the counter. Since these materials are store in automated stacks, you cannot enter.