Mary and Jeff Bell Library

Bell Library - Media Center

As a part of the library's mission, the Media Center seeks to support students in their academic studies by providing materials that supplement and enhance classroom learning and research. Our goal is to maintain a media collection that is representative of the curriculum offered by the University's five major colleges.

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library Media Center provides the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi community with access to a variety of media materials. Our collection consists of video cassettes, laser discs, motion pictures, DVD's, CD's, computer software, and art slides. The Media Center has six viewing rooms each equipped with a television, DVD player, and VCR. One viewing room is also equipped with a multi-region DVD player. Also available is a laser disc player and a stereo cassette player for viewing older media materials.

Students may check out media materials for up to 3 hours to be used only in the Media Center. Faculty and Staff are welcome to check out media materials for up to a two-week period unless the materials have been placed on reserve by another professor. Reserved materials are available to anyone for a one-day checkout period excluding the faculty member that placed the item(s) on reserve. Faculty requesting to place media materials on reserve are asked to print and fill out the video reserve request form located at the bottom of this page. Signed forms should be turned into the Media Center in person.

The Media Center computer lab consists of thirty-nine Dell workstations all equipped with CD-RW/DVD drives. Eleven of the thirty-nine computers are connected with scanners. Two workstations, with scanners, are available with assistive technology and software for students with disabilities. A select number of computers are pre-loaded each semester with software reserved by faculty for specific classes. To limit the use and availability of all computers in the Media Center lab a valid Sanddollar ID is required to check out a computer.

We invite questions and/or comments and look forward to hearing from you. Contact Abel Cantu at

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