Subject: Library Recording Studios
Effective: December 2014
Suggested Review: One Year
Library recording studios are intended to introduce customers to audio/video production and to provide a venue for those who may not have access to recording equipment, spaces, and software. The studios may not be comparable to a professional studio and may not produce a perfect product. This policy determines the manner in which these resources are to be used in the library.
- Customers must be library cardholders in good standing (no fines/fees) to reserve use of recording studios. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
- Recording studio users must adhere to the library’s Code of Conduct (LS 502), Access to Electronic Resources Policy (LS 306) and all other library and county policies.
- No food or drink is permitted in recording studios.
- A 15-minute studio orientation is required for first-time users.
- The library cannot provide one-on-one production or recording assistance in the recording studio. User proficiency in using computers, software, and recording devices is required.
- Occupancy must not exceed maximum limits set for each recording studio.
- Customers may reserve time during a library’s established Studio Session hours. Studio Sessions are two hours in length. Number of available Studio Sessions per week may vary by branch.
- Customers may reserve Studio Session time online or by contacting library staff at the branch where the studio is located.
- Customers may reserve a maximum of two Studio Sessions per month (max. four hours of studio time), as available.
- Studio Sessions may be reserved up to two months in advance or on a walk-up basis, if available.
- Customers must arrive within 15 minutes after a reservation’s start time. After 15 minutes, the reservation will be cancelled. Reservation times will not be extended for late arrivals.
- Customers must bring their own large-capacity storage drives, SD cards, etc. to save their work.
- Files must be saved or exported before the end of the Studio Session.
- All files saved to the library’s computers will be erased after each session.
Pursuant to Section 5(1) of Chapter 84-443, Laws of Florida, the Library Board has the duty and the responsibility, among others, to serve in a recommending capacity to the Director of Library Services and to the County Administrator in respect to all matters pertaining to the public library.