Media Service

The Media Services team manages the audio visual facilities at the University, providing modern equipment, techniques and facilities for lectures and events, and exploring ways in which emerging audio visual technologies can be used to enhance student learning.

Booking iPads and other media equipment

The Media Loans system allows students and staff on the York campus to book iPads, recorders, video cameras, and other electronic and audiovisual equipment well in advance of when it is needed.

It also allows you to:

  • check on availability and loan periods for equipment
  • get a reminder in your calendar to pick up your equipment, and get an email when it is due
  • get email notification of overdue items
  • check the status of your account, including bookings and fines

Please note that, student laptops will continue to be checked out from the laptop lockers, and accessories such as cables and chargers can be requested from the Service Desk. These items cannot be booked ahead of time.

To access Media Loans and book equipment, follow our step-by-step instructions here:

Booking equipment

Teaching Support

For those new to the use of media equipment, instruction can be provided on how to operate the systems and make best use of the facilities available.

To arrange a training session, please contact the Media Services Team.

Video and Audio Editing and Image Scanning

The use of video can be a key part of many activities. For those interested in using these techniques, the team can provide instruction in the following:

  • Basic filming
  • Basic editing

Please contact the Media Services team for further details.

TV & Radio Programme Recording

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

The user-friendly system allows staff and students to record and catch-up on missed programmes on and off-campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into VLEs, share what they are watching with others, search a growing archive of material, plus more.

To access BoB please follow our link Box of Broadcasts (BoB).

Please note: archive programmes may be streamed as flash files which will not play on Apple iOS and more recent Android devices. These can be viewed on a PC.

If you need assistance creating links to embed in Moodle please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Contact Details

The Media Services team is located in the Fountains Learning Centre.

If you need urgent assistance please phone 6706, which is our dedicated AV helpline number. We will respond rapidly to any call requiring assistance.

If you have a general query then please email the team on the general email: This ensures the whole team are aware of your enquiry and will ensure we can deal with it efficiently.


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