MGL Policies

MGL Policies

All checkouts or computer use in the Media and Gaming Lab require a valid Lindenwood I.D.

Software Priority: Much of the software in this lab is only available in two or three small labs on campus. With this being the case, it is the policy of the Media & Gaming Lab that if a student requires use of the specialized software in the lab and the lab is full, students utilizing the lab for access to the MS Office suite of software will be asked by library staff to move to a different lab. 

AV Edit Room Reservations: Each AV Editing room reservation is 1 hour long by default. Additional time can be added up to 3 additional hours. The AV Edit Room may be scheduled a maximum of 4 hours per day by an individual student, staff or faculty member. Multiple appointments may be scheduled but can total no more than 4 hours for a single day.

Appointments for work not requiring the AV Edit room's specialized equipment are NOT allowed. For walk-in use, priority is given to students requiring the AV Edit room's equipment. Students not using the equipment will be asked to leave the AV Edit rooms if the equipment is required for a student project by another student.

Copyright Law: It is the policy of the Media and Gaming Lab to abide by the United States copyright law and regulations. Services will be refused to those students who make requests which conflict with current copyright law.

Game Checkout: Video games and board/card games check out for three days, with no renewals. The Oculus Rift VR Headset and game controllers are overnight with no renewals, in-lab use only checkouts. After that, they automatically become late and accrue fines. 

No Personal Gaming 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 academic year. 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 and Gaming Lab.

Renewing On-line: To renew items on-line, log into your library account. Use your name as your username and your Lindenwood I.D. number plus the campus code (LU) as your password.

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 and movie 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.

Food, Drink, and Other Belongings: No food is allowed in the Media and Gaming Lab. Drinks are permitted in a securely-sealed container. Please take all trash and belongings with you when leaving the Media and Gaming Lab. Any belongings left in the Media and Gaming Lab will be placed in the Lost & Found at the Media and Gaming Lab Circulation desk one the same day or moved to the Library Circulation desk located on the main floor at the end of the night.

Use the Media and Gaming Lab Courteously: Please be courteous to others while using the Media and Gaming Lab. Refrain from excessive profanity and noise levels, disturbing other users while they are playing, or trying to rush someone into vacating a gaming station before his or her time limit is up. Users who demonstrate repeated problem behavior will be asked to leave.

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