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Parking for Class Participants and Visitors: Sometimes it is cost-effective for our IMC class particpants and campus visitors to purchase Visitor Guest Passes. Information is on the Parking Services page here.



View a 3-D panorama of the IMC Lab!

Visit this page to see a panorama of the IMC lab. You will be able to pan, zoom, and more as you explore our facility.

Panorama thumbnail of the Interactive Media Center Lab


Click the play button to hear what Winston has to say about the IMC

Welcome to the IMC

The Interactive Media Center of the University Library supports the creation of multimedia projects and the digital design of presentations, publications and Web sites.

Library Alert: Some Library services will be unavailable on July 25-26, August 8-9, and August 17-18. For more information click here


Our schedule is posted on our Contact page. The IMC
lab is open. We are available to assist you on your
projects. Classes will return in the fall.

                         Visit us on the basement level of the
                              University Library.

The Interactive Media Center is open to all University students, faculty, and staff on a walk-in basis. Assistance is usually available on request. However, we recommend that you plan ahead and contact us for an appointment.

In Our Lab, On Our Walls

We have a collection of photographs on the walls of our lab. The slide show below shows some of them.

The goal of the display is to illustrate that anybody can create interesting, fun, and artistic images using readily available equipment and, perhaps, software. Details about this display are here.

The photos on display represent what can be accomplished here in the Interactive Media Center. We have digital photos that were taken with cameras nearly identical to the ones that can be checked out here. Others were scanned from 35mm slides on the specialized slide scanner in our lab. The new ones were manipulated, to a lesser or greater degree, in Photoshop, also available here in the IMC.

Our IMC hardware includes both PC and Mac computers, MIDI devices, scanners, color and black and white printers, and audio/video digitizing equipment.

The Interactive Media Center has camcorders, microphones, tripods, cameras, digital voice recorders, and other equipment available. A complete list may be viewed on our Equipment for Loan page. Our pick and return policy is here. We strongly suggest that you contact us at or at 442-3608 for more information and reservations.

Certain equipment is available for pick up and return ONLY during regular business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. These items include (but are not limited to) the following:

Still cameras
H2 Zoom sound recorders

Please contact us for more information.

The IMC offers many instructional opportunities, including a large number of free classes.

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