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St. Paul Media Services

When it comes to using technology in the classroom, we're here to help.

Services Offered

Services Offered in St. Paul

We have a variety of services to help you with your media needs, in and outside the classroom. For information or to inquire about these services, use the contact information at the bottom of the page.

In the Classroom

  • Built in ceiling projection systems. The majority of rooms have two laptop connection options. It will be either VGA and HDMI or HDMI and DisplayPort. These will be standard size jacks. If you have a laptop with a different type of jack, you will need an adapter. Media Services can provide an adapter for one time use but you must provide your own for long term use.
  • Many rooms have desktop computers. If you require a desktop computer you should confirm with the registrar the room you are assigned to has one.
  • Wired and wireless network access.
  • A growing number of rooms offer a wireless projection option. This includes the ability to show content from a tablet computer, smart phone or mirror a laptop.
  • DVD playback with the ability to turn on/off closed captioning. Some rooms still have the ability to play VHS tapes but be aware that VHS is a legacy technology and is disappearing from new and renovated classrooms.
  • Built-in assisted listening devices are available in a growing number of rooms.
  • Built-in lecture capture is available in a growing number of rooms.
  • Transparency type overhead projectors are considered outdated equipment and are being replaced in a growing number of rooms with document cameras.

If you have specific needs in a room, please check with the Registrar to ensure your room assignments meet your needs. If you wish there was a specific technology in a room or rooms, contact Media Services with your request and we will research ways to accommodate.

Classroom Recording

In-class video recording service is available:

  • Advance arrangements are required.
  • All parties must sign the recording release form below prior to taping.
  • Video production, including video editing, is available for course-related use.
  • To make arrangements contact Rodney Fillmore: | 651.690.6658

In the St Paul Library

There are a couple different rooms with media equipment in the library that may be useful for you.

Classroom 128

  • Reserve in advance with Rodney Fillmore: | 651.690.6658
  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Equipped with a VCR/DVD and LCD projector
  • Wired to the campus network

Collaboration Room 107

  • Seating for 10-12 people
  • 46" flat screen LCD TV
  • Desktop video conferencing
  • Phone conferencing
  • Laptop connections and built-in Mac mini

Video Recording

  • Both professional and do-it-yourself video recording services.
  • Inquire at least 7 days in advance.
  • All parties must sign a recording release form prior to taping.

CD & DVD Duplication

  • CD or DVD duplication is available at a charge of $5.00 per copy with a user-provided disc. Media Services can provide a blank disc for an additional $3.00.
  • Media Services will refuse any copy request that, in the opinion of the staff, would violate U.S. Copyright Law. This policy and others are listed on the Academic Media Services main page.

Video Editing

  • Computers for video editing are available for your use by appointment. Please contact the Faculty Resource Center to schedule: 651.690.6623.
  • Final Cut Pro and several versions of iMovie are available.
  • At this time no instruction for software use is available, you must know how to use the software or be willing to learn on your own.


  • Items of any length and up to 24" wide
  • Media Services assumes no responsibility for items damaged
  • Allow a minimum of one week (done on Wednesday nights)

Borrowing Equipment

Borrowing Equipment in St. Paul

Media Services can help you figure out what media and equipment you will want to use to fit your needs.

Media Equipment Available

Please call or e-mail to confirm availability of this equipment.

In-Library Use

  • VCR (VHS)/DVD & monitor
  • Blue-ray player & HD monitor
  • Video camera
  • VCR (PAL/SECAM) & monitor
  • Region free DVD player & monitor

Check-out for Classroom/Project Use

  • Portable LCD projectors
  • Digital cameras
  • Presentation remotes
  • iPad VGA adapter
  • Mac laptop VGA adapter
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Portable public address systems
  • Microphones
  • Boom boxes

Borrowing Equipment

To borrow equipment contact Media Services at 651.690.6696 or fill out the form below. Please submit your request by noon the day before the item is needed. We will confirm via email the availability.

Find Videos

Find Videos in the Library

Looking for streaming video services or DVDs? Use our Media page to search these collections.


Contact St. Paul Media Services

St. Paul Library, CdC 130
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Rodney Fillmore

Head of Media Services

Tim Schoenhofen

Media Services Technician