Does the Temple Media Service have video games rentals? This would be an interesting addition to the media services.
Thanks for your suggestion about adding video games to Media Services – and by the way…Temple Libraries always allows students to freely borrow its materials like books and DVDs. Rental is not our thing.
You may be pleased to know that our Media Services unit already does lend video games and game playing equipment. We currently have a Wii, Wii U, and PS3 available for four-hour in-house checkout and use in the Gaming Den, as well as a small collection of video games available for use with these systems. The Gaming Den is located on the third floor of Paley Library at room 308. Our library catalog lists the games we offer through Media Services for in-library use in the Gaming Den.
As you review the games we offer, do keep in mind that the library’s primary mission is academic support and our collection has been built from titles requested by faculty who use games in their courses, as well as from suggestions from the campus Gaming Guild. For this reason, we treat the collection more like a reserve collection, as students and faculty need access to complete their assignments and hold guild meetings.
If you are interested in using our games and equipment, use the reservation form we provide to reserve the Gaming Den. The key to the Den, plus the consoles and games, can be retrieved at the Media Services Desk.