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Hillsborough County
Department of Library Services
Policies and Procedures Manual

Subject: Library Recording Studios

Effective: December 2014

Supercedes: N/A

Suggested Review: One Year

  1. Purpose:

    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.

  2. Policy:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. No food or drink is permitted in recording studios.
    4. A 15-minute studio orientation is required for first-time users.
    5. 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.
    6. Occupancy must not exceed maximum limits set for each recording studio.
  3. Procedure:
    1. 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.
    2. Customers may reserve Studio Session time online or by contacting library staff at the branch where the studio is located.
    3. Customers may reserve a maximum of two Studio Sessions per month (max. four hours of studio time), as available.
    4. Studio Sessions may be reserved up to two months in advance or on a walk-up basis, if available.
    5. 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.
    6. Customers must bring their own large-capacity storage drives, SD cards, etc. to save their work.
    7. Files must be saved or exported before the end of the Studio Session.
    8. All files saved to the library’s computers will be erased after each session.
  4. Authority:

    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.