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What is Media Services?

Located on the first floor of Smith Library, the Media Services department includes the following facilities:

Media Library

The Media Library houses the instructional media and feature films on DVDs and videos, as well as, sound recordings of music, speeches, and sound effects. Media Reserves, consisting of foreign language tapes and other non-print items, are also located here. Instructional media materials are available to students for in-lab viewing use only to ensure access and availability to faculty and staff.

Printing Services

HPU Libraries Printing Services will print high quality print jobs for academic purposes on matte, photo, and glossy poster paper, as well as provide laminating and dry mounting services.  Printing services cost money and is an order system of filling out an online digital printing form.  The orders are performed on a first come first serve basis and we ask for 24 hours notice for all printing jobs. For more information about printing services, please read our Printing Policy and the Printing Price List.  For personal print jobs, please contact Roberts Hall Print Shop at ext. 9258 or  

The Media Lab

The lab provides resources for patrons to create multimedia materials for class-related instruction and presentation. It houses computers, scanners, digital video-editing, sound-editing, and photo-editing facilities, viewing and listening equipment, as well as, poster printing, dry mounting and laminating facilities.

Film Collection

The HPU film collection contains feature films, documentary and foreign film, and televeision shows and mini-series. DVD loans for students, faculty and staff are three days. A limit of three titles may be checked out at a time.

Collaboration Stations

Groups study spaces are available with large screens for collaborating on projects. One PC or Mac can be connected and viewed by the group. Great for group projects or viewing DVDs. Headphones are available for sound elements.




The Media Services Department at Smith Library was established to help High Point University students and faculty create and use multimedia materials in their class assignments, projects and scholarly research.

By providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software, together with the on-site technical expertise needed to use these resources, the Media Services Department has become a centerpiece of learning through technology at Smith Library. Media staff consists of one Media Services Librarian, a Media Services Assistant, and three student aides. The librarian, assistant, and student aides work one on one with patrons to help them make their ideas a reality, and hopefully, teach them something about the technology along the way.

The staff and students in the Media Services Department are committed to serving the multimedia technology needs of High Point University students and faculty in all academic disciplines.    

media desk 


What Can You Do Here?

What can you do here?

  • View and borrow most DVDs and videos from the instructional media, feature film, and media reserve collections. Get assistance on searching and finding videos, and request media items to be added to the collections.
  • Borrow digital cameras, camcorders, tripods, voice recorders, CD-players, DVD players, and VCRs.
  • Use multimedia computer lab resources and get assistance with the production of academic-related multimedia materials, including videos, podcasts, and graphics.
  • Scan documents and images, print posters, dry mount and laminate .
  • Book the lecture room for a presentation, lecture or movie.
  • Use the lab to view and listen to DVDs, videos, CDs, foreign language tapes and reserve materials.

Statement of Philosophy

The mission of the Media & Digital Services Department is to provide audiovisual materials for instructional support for the faculty and students of High Point University. It is our hope that such support will continue to foster the tradition of academic excellence at the University.

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