Book programs/screening rooms

  Advance Bookings of Media Commons audiovisual material for teaching/presentation use, may be made by completing our OnLine Booking Request form, or by contacting us at

  Not available at Media Commons?  Programs can often be obtained from other sources given sufficient lead time.  Up to 10 business days notice may be required to complete these arrangements.  You may also submit a Purchase Request.

  Requests for delivery of Media Commons materials for teaching purposes at UTSC and UTM should be initiated through those campuses.

Equipment & screening facilities

  Media Commons maintains screening facilities for both individual and group access.  Room capacities vary from 6 to 50.    Screening Rooms details and photographs available here.  For Group Reservations, complete our OnLine Booking Request form or contact us at
In accordance with Robarts Library policy, food is strictly prohibited at Media Commons.  Drinks must be in closed containers.

  For Audiovisual needs elsewhere on the St. George Campus, please contact  ACE/Academic and Campus Events (formerly Office of Space Management)

Course reserves

Faculty can request that programs be placed on Course Reserve for assignments and exam preparation.  To request  Course Reserves, please email

Public performance and copyright

  Under the revised Copyright Act, it is permitted to show any legally purchased audiovisual work in a UofT classroom setting. This may be borrowed from the Media Commons or another  library, rented from a store, or privately purchased.  Current UofT policy allows reproduction/copying of short excerpts (10% of a total work) for purposes of research and teaching.
For non-classroom/curriculum screenings, or further information, please contact the Library Copyright Office

Using your own audio/video work?

  If you've created audio/video material for use in the classroom,  consult the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Video Tips site for guidelines on Closed Captioning, Music and more.