Booking Media Items for Classroom Use or Prep

Place a Booking request to guarantee that needed videos and other media are available on the days needed for classroom viewing and preparation.  To book these materials for a specific date and time, the item must be on an active Course Reserves reading list and the requester must be the instructor or TA for the course that owns the reading list. Extended loan times of up to two weeks are available to the course instructor or TA.

  1. To book a media item, go to Library Search
  2. Click Sign in to to authenticate via your UC Davis Login
  3. Search the Library Catalog for the item that you would like to book                                                                      
  4. Click the Available at link to view item information and request the item
  5. Once you’ve located the correct item, click Request to place your booking
  6. Under Get it, click Request
  7. Select Booking and enter the Start and End Time (date and time) of the booking: This is the window of time during which you will pick up the media item; this window can be no longer than 1 week and should be kept as short as possible to maximize access
  8. Click Request to submit the booking.
  • Booking requests may be picked up at the Shields Library Circulation Desk.  Booked items are not pulled from the shelf until the requester arrives at the library.
  • Notify library staff at the time of pick-up of the loan period needed. Booked items may be borrowed for up to two weeks.
  • Occasionally, material is lost or damaged.  If the library is aware such an issue in advance, library staff will make every effort to notify the requester.
  • If needed, media viewing equipment is available in Lab 163, Shields Library.