Viewing Facilities

Askwith In-House Viewing

Anyone with a valid photo ID may use the Askwith Media Library viewing stations. Priority is given to students viewing material for U-M courses or for course-related research. Each station can accomodate up to 4 people. Multi-region and multi-format stations are available.

Shapiro Screening Room

The Askwith Media Library Screening Room provides U-M  faculty, staff, and students (with faculty or staff as contact)  a convenient space for group media viewing and presentations. 

  • Location:  Second floor of the Shapiro Library building, room 2160
  • Hours: Askwith Media Library Hours
  • Capacity: up to 49 
  • Equipment:   Multimedia projector with surround sound, internet connectivity, and playback capability for a range of media including 16mm film, VHS, laserdisc, DVD (multi-region), Blu-Ray, and computer projection
  • Other Features:  Meeting table and whiteboard space for group discussion
  • Who May Use:  U-M faculty, staff, and students. Students are required to have a faculty or staff contact person to reserve and use the room. In the case of conflicting requests, priority consideration will be given to faculty and instructors.


  • The Screening Room may be reserved for up to 6 hours per day per user, with no more than 15 hours per week per user. 
  • Reservation requests may be made via e-mail or by phone (764-5360).
  • Please inform staff of media needed for presentation when reserving room. 
  • All users should read and understand the copyright policy of the University of Michigan.
  • Users are responsible for compliance with U.S. copyright law and for securing ALL rights for public viewing of media
  • The Library reserves the right to change or cancel reservations at any time for any reason.
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Last modified: 06/14/2018