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News & Microforms Library
21 W Pattee (ground floor of Pattee Library, West Entrance, near MacKinnon's Cafe)

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The News & Microforms Library Film Viewing Room, Pattee W-22, can be used, during News & Microforms Library staffed hours, by groups (2 or more) of Penn State students and faculty for the purpose of educational screening of film/video.

The room is equipped with a computer terminal, an all-region DVD player, all-region VCR, Epson LCD Projector (which projects to an 84"x 84" wall-mounted screen), and an all-region Panasonic Mini DV/DV Editing Player/Recorder.

All equipment is operated from the technology podium keypad. See the Step by Step Guide in the room [or ask for assistance at the Reference Desk] for using the equipment.

The room is part of the University's Wireless network. The room includes a white board.

The room seats 12 (comfortably) in meeting chairs with side-arm tablet tables. Stackable seating for an additional 8 seats is available in the room.

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Film Viewing Room Use Policy

Groups of Penn State students and faculty can request to reserve this room, for a maximum of 3 hours per day, 6 hours per week (Sunday to Saturday), in person at the News & Microforms Library Reference Desk (Ground Floor Pattee Library), or by telephone (863-0377) for the purpose of educational screening of film/video during News & Microforms Library staffed hours only.

Walk-in groups or individuals are permitted to use the room when it is not reserved by Penn State students and faculty for the purpose of educational screening of film/video. All groups will be asked to leave at the end of their time.

Please be prepared to show your PSU ID, provide your e-mail address, class and know the number of people in your group when you make your reservation.

The room is locked when not in use. The staff at the News & Microforms Library service desk will open the room. 

Users will be responsible for cleaning the room of materials, litter and other items generated, including erasing the whiteboard prior to vacating the room. Only specially designated erasable whiteboard markers may be used on the whiteboard.

Honoring the Library Codes of Conduct is a condition to using the room.

The News & Microforms Library retains the right to alter the schedule, supersede availability or close the room without notice.

An additional Video Viewing Room is available in the Music and Media Center (2nd Floor Pattee Library, West) and Group Study Rooms (without film/video equipment) are available in other locations throughout the University Libraries.

The Film Viewing Room is supported by the Larry and Ellen Foster Communication Librarian Endowment.