Game Policies General
Game Checkout: After choosing a title or titles, bring the game cases to the attendant at the Media Center desk for check out. You will require your Lindenwood ID to check out a game. When you are finished, return the game in its sleeve to the Media Center desk, or the Circulation desk if after Media Center hours.
Game Consoles Reservations: Professors requiring extended use time for a course project may request an extended reservation for the console and PC systems. To do so, fill out the online form, or contact Michael Fetters, firstname.lastname@example.org concerning any questions.
Time Limits: Games may be checked out a maximum of 1 day, and are due two hours after the library opens the next day. A limit of 2 games may be checked out at a time. Titles on course reserve may be checked out for a maximum of 2 hours per title, with one renewal of 2 hours. Exceptions may be made for students working on course-related projects. Reserves titles may not be taken outside the library.
Food, Drink, and Other Belongings: No food is allowed in the Gaming Lab. Drinks are permitted in a securely-sealed container. Please take all trash and belongings with you when leaving the Gaming Lab. Any belongings left in the Gaming Lab will be placed in the Lost & Found at the Circulation desk.
Use the Gaming Lab Courteously: Please be courteous to others in the Gaming Lab as well as online users while using the Gaming Lab. Refrain from excessive profanity and noise levels, disturbing other users while they are playing, or trying to rush someone into vacating a station before their time limit is up. Users who demonstrate repeated problem behavior will be asked to leave.
No Personal Accounts: Please do not add personal on- or offline accounts to any of our consoles. Any unauthorized profiles added are subject to being deleted and will not be recovered. Similarly, please do not add friends to any of our consoles.
Saved Games and Games Settings: Please ask a librarian or staff member before overwriting saved games, and don't play a saved game that is not yours. If you adjust game settings while playing, please reset them before you leave to the way they were when you arrived. Saved Games will be deleted at the end of each semester. If you would like to keep your saved game for use later, please copy your saved games to your own USB flash drive or HDD drive. If you need help with this, please speak to the staff in the Media Center.
Technical Problems: If you experience any technical problems with the equipment, please alert a staff member to assist you. Do not attempt to rearrange cords and consoles yourself.
Handle Equipment with Care: Please handle games and equipment with respect, refraining from button-mashing, dropping/tossing controllers, or intentionally engaging in behavior that may damage the games or equipment. Also, please handle game disks only at the edges, and do not disturb consoles that are in use in order to prevent scratching discs as they are being played. The library reserves the right to charge patrons directly responsible for damaging our materials with replacement fees.
Identification required: A valid Lindenwood ID is required to request a reservation for one of the game stations. Individuals and groups not affiliated with the university that would like to make a reservation may make requests by contacting us at email@example.com.
Priority Status: Priority for scheduling will be given to those with demonstrated academic and/or research needs. For users with priority status, exceptions may be made to the reservation limits below. To obtain this status, please fill out the online Gaming Lab Researcher form. Priority status must be renewed each semester.
Reservation Limits: Game stations are scheduled in half-hour blocks up to a maximum of 1 hour per individual or 2 hours per group daily. Each individual or group may reserve stations for a total of up to 5 hours per month. Reserving more than one station per reservation requires special permission, and is only available to Lindenwood faculty. Exceptions to these reservation limits are commonly made for users with priority status.
Special Events: The Gaming Lab may be reserved, in whole or in part, by student groups for occasions such as tournaments or social events at our discretion. They are usually limited to 3 hours per reservation, and may be reserved up to once per semester by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Stations in Advance: Please reserve stations at least 3 days in advance.
Choose Equipment: Please indicate which game system(s) and game(s) you would like to use at the time of requesting a reservation. We will assign a station to you accordingly.