Multimedia Production Studio Guidelines


As a center of learning, scholarship, and creative activity, the University Libraries Multimedia Spaces provides a safe and well-maintained environment for the UNLV community to design and create multimedia projects. We offer a range of technologies, services, and experts to help you unleash your creativity and experiment with multimedia production. Multimedia spaces allow students to create and edit video, music, podcasts, and other audio projects.

To assure your success, we foster an inclusive culture of community and respect; asking that all users adhere to the University Libraries Conduct Policy and the University Libraries Expectations for User and Visitor Conduct while engaging with the spaces. Additionally, all users will become familiar with the following general guidelines for behavior in order to maintain a safe and functional environment for all. 

Multimedia production spaces

The video recording space in room 1222 is a space designed for recording presentations, dramatic scenes, interviews, and other content. The room includes the use of a camera, green screen, large monitor, and computer workstation for presentations and retrieving files.

Two audio recording spaces located in rooms 1225 and 1226 are designed for recording podcasts, interviews, and other spoken work, as well as group video editing. The room includes two microphones and a computer workstation with recording and editing software.                                                                                                                                                                        

Two music recording spaces in rooms 1223 and 1224 are designed for recording electronic and vocal music pieces. 


  • The Multimedia spaces are available to all currently affiliated UNLV students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Reservations are required. All UNLV students, faculty, and staff may make reservations for the Multimedia spaces during open hours. Hours are subject to change and align with special hours of Lied Library.
  • ACE login credentials are required to log into the computers in all Multimedia spaces.

Access guidelines

Multimedia recording spaces in Lied Library are reservable in adherence to the guidelines below.  Reservations are required for Multimedia recording spaces. If a room is open and available, please reserve the space prior to using it.  Rooms cannot be held by individuals for later group arrival. Food is not allowed in the recording spaces. Drinks must be in closed containers.

  • Room reservations are available to all registered UNLV students and current UNLV faculty and staff. 
  • Make reservations directly by logging into the online system with an active ACE account.  Library staff cannot make or modify a reservation or provide reservation details.
  • Reservation options begin on the quarter hour (:00, :15, :30, :45) for periods ranging from 1 to 3 hours.
  • Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance but users may have only one active reservation in the system at a time. After a reservation has expired, users are able to immediately create another booking.
  • There is a 15-minute grace period for group arrival before the space becomes available for other users.
  • To cancel a reservation, users can find a link in the confirmation email received on the date the booking was made.

Conduct and general guidelines

Acceptable Use

Multimedia spaces and computers are intended for those creating, editing, or encoding media. Users will be asked to forfeit their reservation if they are using the spaces for reasons other than these. More information on reservable study rooms for general use can be found on the Group Study Room Reservations web page.

Two rows of computer workstations located outside of the Multimedia and Makerspace are prioritized for 3D modeling, rendering visual effects, editing audio, and utilizing specialized software. Users not engaged in these activities may be asked to move to other workstations.

Computer use in the Multimedia spaces is subject to the NSHE Computing Resources Policy and Student Computer Use Policy. While using materials which may be considered offensive is protected by the First Amendment and the NSHE Computing Resources Policy, students working with material that contains vulgar language, sexually explicit content, or material from hate groups should be cognizant of other users. Privacy while using the spaces cannot be guaranteed and windows may not be covered for safety and security reasons. The Multimedia spaces endeavor to be a place where all users feel free to work.

Food is not allowed in the Multimedia spaces. Drinks are allowed in containers with lids.


Power outlets, HDMI inputs, and audio interface inputs are available for connecting your equipment in the multimedia spaces. Do not unplug any connections from behind monitors or under desks. Equipment may not be removed or moved to other rooms. When finished working on a project, it is your responsibility to return equipment to its original state and be sure that the area around the equipment is clean.

Power outage or fire alarm

In the event of a power outage or a fire alarm, stop what you are doing and exit the multimedia spaces. If you need special assistance, ask staff at the Makerspace or Computer Help Desk for assistance.

Project storage

All personal files and settings are cleared from computers in the multimedia spaces at the end of every session. Users are responsible for saving their own work via flash drive, hard drive, email, or cloud service.

Max occupancy

  • Video Recording Room 1222 = 11 people
  • Music Recording Room 1223 = 3 people
  • Music Recording Room 1224  = 4 people
  • Audio Recording Room 1225 = 3 people
  • Audio Recording Room 1226 = 4 people

Noise guidelines

Loudness or otherwise creating a disturbance is incompatible with creating a welcoming environment for all library users. Library staff has the right to request that you reduce the volume of your playback or performance.

Instrument Use

  • Playing instruments such as brass, winds, and unpitched percussion is not permitted. 
  • Stringed instruments, pitched percussion (e.g. xylophone, marimba), electronic instruments, and synthesizers are permitted.

Intellectual property

Users agree to this statement on intellectual property: 

Use of the University Libraries Makerspace is subject to University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Nevada System of Higher Education intellectual property guidelines: Title 4, Chapter 12 Intellectual Property, Research, and Entrepreneurial Activity and the UNLV Intellectual Property Policy.

Consequences for guidelines violations

Failure to comply with Multimedia Space guidelines can result in, but is not limited to: being asked to leave the space, being banned  from the space indefinitely, and potential legal action if necessary. Consequences for breaking these guidelines are at the sole discretion of University Libraries staff.

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