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MGL Policies

MGL Policies

All checkouts or computer use in the Media and Gaming Lab (MGL) require Lindenwood authentication.

Software Priority: We encourage use of our computer lab for all your projects. Priority, however, will be given to students who need access to our specialized software and hardware.  

Audio Visual (AV) Room Reservations: We have an AV room in Archives and an AV booth in the MGL. AV reservations are 1 hour long by default. Additional time can be added up to 3 additional hours. The AV Edit Room may be scheduled a maximum of 4 hours per day by an individual student, staff or faculty member. Multiple appointments may require further approval from our Digital Librarian. Book the AV equipment using our Reserve a Study Room page or contact Chris Smentkowski

Appointments will be approved and prioritized based on projects requiring the AV Edit room's specialized equipment. 

Copyright Law: It is the policy of the Media and Gaming Lab to abide by the United States copyright law and regulations. Services will be refused to those students who make requests which conflict with current copyright law.

Checkouts: Video games and board/card games check out for three days, with no renewals. The Meta Quest 2 headsets checkout for 3 hours. Priority for headsets will be given to faculty and students requiring them for coursework. You may reserve headsets for coursework by . Please fill out our technology agreement form in Circulation Services before checking out library supported VR headsets, Chromebooks, laptops, and other devices such as haptics suits and gaming controllers. 

No Personal Gaming Accounts: Adding personal accounts or changing defaults to any of our equipment is prohibited. Any unauthorized profiles added are subject to being deleted and will not be recovered. Please contact library staff if you are experiencing issues. 

Saved Games and Games Settings: Please ask a librarian or staff member before overwriting saved games, respect other users, and only play saved games that are your own. If you adjust game settings while playing, please reset them before you leave to the way they were when you arrived. Saved Games will be deleted at the end of each academic year. If you would like to keep your saved game for use later, please copy your saved games to your own USB flash drive or HDD drive. If you need help with this, please speak to the staff in the Media and Gaming Lab.

Renewing On-line: When applicable, to renew items on-line, . Use your name as your username and your Lindenwood I.D. number plus the campus code (LU) as your password.

Technical Problems: If you experience any technical problems with the equipment, please alert a staff member to assist you. Do not attempt to rearrange cords and consoles yourself or change user accounts.

Handle Equipment with Care: Please handle games and equipment with respect, refraining from button-mashing, dropping/tossing controllers, or intentionally engaging in behavior that may damage the games or equipment. Also, please handle game disks and movie disks only at the edges, and do not disturb consoles that are in use in order to prevent scratching discs as they are being played. The library reserves the right to charge patrons directly responsible for damaging our materials with replacement fees.

Food, Drink, and Other Belongings:  Drinks are permitted in a securely-sealed container. Please take all trash and belongings with you when leaving the Media and Gaming Lab. Any belongings left in the Media and Gaming Lab will be placed in the Lost & Found at the Circulation Desk located on the main floor of the LARC. 

Use the Media and Gaming Lab Courteously: Please be courteous to others while using the Media and Gaming Lab. Refrain from excessive profanity and noise levels, disturbing other users while they are playing, or trying to rush someone into vacating a gaming station before his or her time limit is up. Users who demonstrate repeated problem behavior will be asked to leave.

Special Events: The Gaming Lab may be reserved, in whole or in part, by student groups for occasions such as tournaments or social events at our discretion. They are usually limited to 3 hours per reservation and may be reserved up to once per semester by emailing us at csmentkowski@lindenwood.edu.

For additional information, visit our Lindenwood Library Policies