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Media Services: Media Services

St. Ambrose University Library loans equipment for projects, provides instruction for specialized technical processes such as video editing, and offers services such as spiral binding and large format printing.

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.