Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the lab?

Anyone with a valid ATU library account can use the Music Lab. If you do not have a library account and are not affiliated with the university you can get a guest account from the circulation desk. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

How long can I have materials checked out?

Undergraduate students, staff, alumni, and retired faculty can check out multimedia items for 7 days with 1 renewal.  Graduate students, Faculty, and administration can check out all multimedia items for 14 days with 1 renewal. Reserve items are accessed only in the Music Lab or Library for 4 hours.  Non-affliated persons cannot check out multimedia items.

How many multimedia items can I check out at one time?

Undergraduate students, staff, alumni, and retired faculty can check out 10 audio CDs, 10 DVDs, and 5 LPs.  Alumni and retired faculty can check out 5 audio CDs, 5 DVDs.  Graduate students, faculty, and administration can check out 20 audio CDs, 10 DVDs, and 10 LPs.

What kind of multimedia items are in the Music Lab?

What kind of multimedia items are in the lab? We have an impressive collection of CDs and LP as well as a few VHS tapes and audio cassettes. The library also has CD-ROMS, which are located at the Circulation desk.

Can I browse your collection?

Yes! You can physically browse most of the items in the Music Lab as well as the DVDs, which are located on the main section of the first floor. You can view a list of film genres here and also search for specific titles in the online library catalog:  www.atu.edu/musiclab or library.atu.edu

When is the Music Lab open?

When is the Music Lab open? Please see our hours on the Music Lab home page: www.atu.edu/musiclab/

What if I need to check out materials and the Music Lab is closed?

Someone from the Circulation desk on first floor will be more than happy to retrieve items for you.

Can I digitize my personal, home audio and video recordings?

Yes! We have equipment and staff who can assist you in transferring your analog audio and video recordings such as LPs, audio cassettes, and VHS tapes.  We can also show you how to edit them and enhance the sound and video quality.