Welcome to the Interactive Media subject guide. This guide is designed to help you navigate library resources and get you started on your research. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the info in the box to your left.Guide Breakdown:
Games - List of board games, RPG manuals, and video games/consoles available at the library
Make Stuff - in-depth information about the library "making" resources, and UM resources
Research - links to library books, articles, and other materials to support your research
Software at Richter: Adobe CC, Mircosoft Office
Software at Music: Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Sibelius, Adobe CC, Microsoft Office
Computers: 11 iMacs, 2 Mac Pros, 1 Dell (VR ready)
Hardware: VCR, cassette player, record player, 11x17 flatbed scanner, large format printer, Ultimaker 3D printers
Rental Equipment: still cameras, DSLRs, GoPro, video cameras, iight kits, ring lights, audio recorders, microphones, green screen kit, Wacom tablets, projectors, project screen, video game consoles, tripods, mobile accessories
Audio Production Booths: located at the music library.
Weeks Music Library
We are open to more donations to add to the collection and will review any on a case-by-case basis. If you have a donation please contact Vanessa Rodriguez at email@example.com
Browse Tabletop Games- Board games and card games are located at the Richter Library front desk for 3 day check-out.
Browse Video Games
- Video games and consoles are available at the Creative Studio, Richter Library Room 120.
- Games available for the following consoles: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS2-PS5, Nintendo Switch, Wii, and Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
- Consoles for Loan: Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Classic Mini
- Loan Policy: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii - 7 days. All other console formats and video game consoles are 3 hours in-library use only.
- Located in Richter Library Stacks, primarily on the 6th floor call number GV1469
- Check-out time, Standard Library Policy for books
Books about Games and Gaming
You can find books about games in the Richter Library Stacks, 6th floor call number GV1469
Full List of Games Spreadsheet (video games, tabletop games, RPG manuals)
UM Library Games - You can also view the complete list (video games, tabletop, and RPG manuals) by looking through our online spreadsheet.
Poster Printing & 3D Printing:
Print posters up to 44" wide and multiple feet long. Photograph printing up to 17"x22".
Equipment Rental - You can check out audiovisual equipment for up to 5 days, no cost.
Consultations - Our staff can answer questions on Adobe CC, iMovie, Final Cut, and AVID. We can also recommend software and hardware for your project ideas.
Digitzation - Digitize your old formats. The lab has equipment to digitize photos, negatives, VHS, cassette tape, vinyl. Mini DV, and 3 1/4 floppy disk.
Other - The lab has a few tools you can use (in the library) for your creative projects. Please let us know in advance if you need one of our tools: paper cutter, long reach stapler, button maker and crayons.
UM Creative Labs & Makerspaces
User Interface Design
- Comupter Games - Design
- Computer Games - Programming
- Fantasy Games
- Play Therapy
- Video Games - Design
- Video Games - Moral and Ethical Aspects
- Video Games - Social Aspects
For more information as well as article searches, please use the search box on our library homepage.