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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  • Transparency type overhead projectors are considered outdated equipment and are being replaced in a growing number of rooms with document cameras.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.
  • Minimum editing is available.
  • All parties must sign the recording release form below prior to taping.
  • To make arrangements contact Rodney Fillmore: | 651.690.6658

In the St Paul Library

There are a two rooms with media equipment in the library that may be useful for you. Reserve in advance with Media Services, | 651.690.6696

Classroom 128

  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Equipped with a VCR/DVD, document camera, ShareLink, and LCD projector
  • Built in cameras and microphone for lecture capture or desktop video conferencing
  • Telephone conferencing
  • Wired to the campus network

Collaboration Room 107

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

CD & DVD Duplication

  • CD or DVD duplication is available at no charge. For large copy jobs we ask that you supply your own blank discs.
  • Media Services will refuse any copy request that, in the opinion of the staff, would violate U.S. Copyright Law.

Video Editing

  • Computers for video editing are available for your use by appointment. Please contact the Academic 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

Not sure what you need for a project? We can help sort out your equipment needs.

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. You must present a valid St Kate’s ID at the time of checkout. Our standard loan period is 24 hours. You are responsible for the equipment you borrow. Your borrowing privileges will be revoked if you do not return equipment in a timely manner. You will be asked to pay for lost, stolen, or equipment you break.

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
  • VCR (PAL/SECAM) & monitor
  • Region-free DVD player & monitor

Check-out for Classroom/Project Use

  • Portable LCD projectors
  • Digital video cameras
  • Web cameras
  • Presentation remotes
  • iPad adapters
  • Mac laptop adapter
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Portable public address systems
  • Microphones
  • Boom boxes
  • And more - contact us to ask


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