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Tech Tips: Media Services

Information for students, staff and faculty using SAU Library.

Media Services Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

IDEAlab is open to walk-in patrons, or may be reserved.


Media Services & IDEAlab

Play. Create. Share.

Staff are happy to assist in:

  • Learning to use audio and visual production technology
  • Completing creative media projects: short films, documentaries, audio recordings, podcasts, and more!
  • Sharing your content with a wider audience
  • Brainstorming ideas

Services available:

  • Equipment Loan (Faculty/Staff Only)
  • Audio and Video Resources
  • Lamination
  • Binding
  • 3D Printing
  • Sound Recording and Production


Does Media Services do large quantity print jobs?

Media Services does not provide regular-sized black & white or color printing services. However, there several large-capacity printers on campus that can service your request for as little as .10 cents per copy. Contact the IT Helpdesk at 563-333-6368 for more information.


Can students check out equipment?

Only faculty/staff may check out Media Services equipment. However, there are some types of equipment available for student checkout at the circulation desk, and faculty/staff may choose to set aside Media Services equipment for use by students within the library, or may request to check out equipment on behalf of a student. Please note that not all such requests will be granted, and responsibility for the equipment will rest with the faculty/staff member.


I need to pay for a poster to be printed. Can I charge it to my print account?

Unfortunately, the poster printer is not connected to the print management system. Posters are payable by cash, check, or department transfer code.


I have a cassette or VHS tape I would like converted to digital or DVD. How do I do that?

Email the media services department with specifics on your request. Please note that we are not able to transfer or copy multimedia that is copyright-protected unless specific, written permission has been obtained from the copyright holder and/or the length of the clip request meets copyright compliance guidelines. 


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Request Instruction

Contact Media Services to schedule a workshop for your students! We can lead your class or structure it to suit your specific assignment requirements.

Media Services is happy to work with you to develop a remote workshop.