Can you borrow books or other media from the Media Center?
In general, the Media Center is not a lending library, meaning that the books are meant to remain in the Center and not be loaned out. Textbooks, dictionaries, and other teaching materials can be lent out for the duration of a seminar (2 hours) or for an examination at the student assistant information desk. DVDs can only be viewed in the Media Center.
What exactly can you do in the Media Center?
The Media Center offers students the opportunity to work on teaching materials on-site, to take languages tests on the computer, and to prepare for examinations and language tests. The wide range of teaching materials is supplemented by network drives. DVDs can be viewed in Blue ray and DVD players. A copier is also available in the Media Center. The only way to pay for the copier is to use your semester ticket. Print media and your own materials can be digitized on the book scanner and stored on a USB stick.
Can you make copies or print things out in the Media Center?
Neues Palais Media Center:
Copying can be done in the Media Center copy room (220.127.116.11). Print jobs (sent from specific locations; see below) can also be picked up there.
Griebnitzsee Media Center:
Copying can be done in the copy room (3.06.0.19a). Print jobs (sent from specific locations; see below) can also be picked up there.
In OPAC, the online catalog at Zessko. Zessko, just like the university library, has its own OPAC, which can be searched for media of all kinds.
Can I watch DVDs and videos in the Media Center?
Yes. We have DVD and Blue ray players (at the Griebnitzsee Media Center, you can only watch them on computers). Upon payment of a deposit, you can get a remote control and an unlocked DVD at the student information desk. Support staff are available to help answer technical questions.
Do instructors make materials available in the Media Center?
Yes. Zessko instructors provide videos, listening samples, and texts on Zessko network drives, as well as DVDs and master copies of documents.
How do I get to the exchange folder in the network drive?
You can get to the network drives on the PCs in the Media Center by going to Computer--> M:\Medien, where you will find various materials organized by language.
Where can I lock up my bag?
There are lockers in front of the Media Center. Present your semester ticket or ID card at the student information desk to get a key. There is a limited number of lockers.
Can you record language exercises in the Media Center?
Only the Neues Palais Media Center offers seating for working in learning groups, in addition to PC workstations and DVD player tables.
Can students borrow projectors or laptops?
These devices are reserved for Zessko instructors. The AVZ (Audio Visual Center) is responsible for lending technology to students.
Can students borrow dictionaries for a lecture at Zessko?
Dictionaries and other materials can be borrowed for a block of time; students just need to present their ID card or semester ticket.
Can magazines be borrowed?
No, magazines and books must remain in the Center.
What languages will I find in the Media Center?
All of the languages for which courses are offered are supplemented by teaching materials in the Media Center. Questions regarding teaching materials can be answered by the student assistants at the information desk or by the director of the Media Center.
The following generally apply:
Please lock up bags, jackets, and other items in the lockers, and remove them at the latest before the Media Center closes.
Smoking, eating, and drinking are not allowed.
Be considerate to others - speaking on the phone, or any other noisy activities, should be avoided.
The Media Center is not a lending library. Selected (and clearly marked) media, especially those for the preparation of presentations, are available for a brief loan, meaning overnight or over the weekend. A loan is only possible if the user has a chip card (student ID) and fills out a registration form (see above).
Please present any books, magazines, etc. that you bring into the Media Center.
Instructors’ semester materials can only be used for copying. Please put all of them back.
Holdings are freely accessible to all users and must be used in the individual work areas. Open access holdings should be placed on the book cart after use, or given to a staff member.
All media are secured against theft; when you check these items out at the Student Information Desk, you will pay a deposit to unlock the materials, and then they will be locked again when you return them. Please do not put them on the shelf yourself.
The computer workstations are available to all students, with preference given to language-learning activities. Private files can be saved on a USB stick. It is imperative that copyright law be observed.
Video and DVD workstations are also available to everyone without restriction. Please pick up and return remote controls from the Student Information Desk. Headphones are available at the workstations.
Further information is available in the user regulations document (see above).