The Audiovisual Center is located on the lower level of the Hamon Arts Library, and houses the library's circulating collection of audio and video materials as well as computer workstations and multimedia study spaces. See below for more information on the Center's collections and services.
The Hamon Audiovisual Center currently contains almost 15,000 CDs, 15,000 LP records, and over 1,500 DVDs, as well as audio and videocassette tapes, laser discs, and microforms. The scope of the collection includes materials related to music, the visual and performing arts from Antiquity through the present day, and from both Western and international traditions.
For more information, please visit the Central University Librariesí circulation policies site.
Both Macs and PCs are available, with several PC workstations equipped with flatbed scanners. Software available in the Audiovisual Center is especially intended to accommodate work with music, images, and video, and includes: Audacity; Keynote (Mac); GarageBand (Mac); Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver; Finale 2011 (2 Macs); and Quicktime. Headphones and MIDI keyboards are also available for checkout.
The Audiovisual Center provides both black-and-white and color laser printers. For more information on printing, click here.
The Audiovisual study rooms provide a space for group study with multimedia capabilities, including: widescreen TVs; DVD, VCR, Laserdisc, and Bluray players; and turntables. Users may check out laptop adapters and media kits at the audiovisual service desk. To reserve a room, follow this link to log in and select either room B230 or B240.
As with most reserve items in the Hamon Arts Library, audiovisual reserves circulate for 2 hours at a time and cannot be renewed or taken from the building. Faculty members who wish to request course reserves may fill out the AV reserve Request Form online or on paper at the AV service window.
Most audio reserves will also be available for online listening via the Variations server, and by special request, audio reserve material may also be posted to class pages in Blackboard.
The main page for reserve policies can be found here.
To listen to a copy of an SMU concert or recital, click here to complete the request form.
The Hamon Audiovisual Center is also in the continuing process of digitizing concert and recital recordings already in the catalog so that users may listen online.
The KIC overhead scanner is one of the most popular features of the Audiovisual Center due to its high resolution, ease of use, and ability to save images to a flash drive or email them to a personal account.
The Audiovisual Center contains microfilm and microfiche materials related to the visual and performing arts, including issues of Down Beat, the Music Manuscripts Collection of the British Library, Variety, and Art News.
In addition to the Audiovisual Center, SMU provides instructional technology service in the arts at the Multimedia Center, located in the Information Commons in Fondren Library.
Audiovisual service desk: (214) 768-3812