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Michael Schwartz Library

Multimedia Services RT 301

Facilities & Equipment

The Multimedia Lab

Using Macs in the Multimedia Lab

Located within Multimedia Services in RT 301, the Multimedia Lab provides members of the CSU community with the resources to review audiovisual media and to create effective multimedia material of their own for class presentations and projects.

The lab features Internet access, multimedia production software, language learning applications, scanners, CD and DVD recorders, and knowledgeable staff to provide assistance. The lab is open to all faculty, students, and staff with a current CSU ID. Hours for this lab may differ from regular library hours.

The MMS Lab features:

  • 15 PCs with scanners; DVD-RW/CD-RW drives; Microsoft Office; software for viewing/listening to DVDs, CDs, and multimedia on the Web; the Adobe Master Suite which includes graphic, multimedia, and Web design software; and DVD/CD recording software.
  • 10 iMacs with Microsoft Office for Mac, various language learning applications, Apple multimedia software, and the Adobe Master Suite which includes graphic, multimedia, and Web design software.
  • 10 specially configured Tandberg audio recorders and .mp3 voice recording software to facilitate foreign language learning.
  • Equipment for review of video and audio material in a variety of formats.
  • Headphones for use with the PCs (available for checkout from the Multimedia Services Desk)

Users may not log onto more than one computer at a time, and may not install personal software on Library PCs. Food and drink are not permitted by Library equipment. We ask that Library users observe posted signage regarding quiet study areas.

See Computers in the Library for a more complete list of available software and hardware.

Student using the Smartboard in the Presentation Practice Room

Presentation Practice Room

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to rehearse group or individual presentations for class may schedule the Presentation Practice Room for a 2 hour block by providing a current CSU ID#, a course number and instructor name. Located in RT 304 on the third floor of the Library inside Multimedia Services, this room is equipped with a Smart Board and PC. Additional media equipment is available upon request.


Student Collaboration Room

Students wishing to reserve a space for class group work may schedule the Student Collaboration Room for a 2 hour block by providing a current CSU ID#, a course number and instructor name. Located in RT 402 on the fourth floor of the Library, this room seats 6 and is equipped with white boards and a large flat-panel display mounted to a conference table with laptop connections.

Writer's Lab

A view of the Writing Lab

Located in RT 302 within Multimedia Services, the Writer's Lab is a joint venture of the First-Year Writing Program and Michael Schwartz Library to provide additional support for students enrolled in First-Year Writing courses.

The lab's primary use is for computer-assisted classes for developmental writing students. Other writing teachers may arrange to use the lab for classes. The lab is also used to support library instruction, particularly for courses in the First-Year Writing Program.

The Writer's Lab features:

  • 25 Student PCs with Internet access, DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drives, USB ports
  • Software: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office 2007, Roxio CD Creator
  • For the instructor: SmartTouch panel, DVD/VCR deck, NetSupport School software

See Computers in the Library for a more complete list of available software and hardware.



Inside the Viewing Room

Viewing Room

The state-of-the-art film and video Viewing Room is located in RT 325, near Multimedia Services. The room seats up to 24 people. Classes as well as other University groups can be scheduled to use the room where they can view programs in cinema-like surroundings.

The Viewing Room features a 72" projection screen, video projector, stereo speakers, PC, DVD player, VHS player, 16mm film projector, and slide projector.


For more information about any of these facilities, contact Multimedia Services at (216) 687-9337.