THE ONLINE BOOKING FEATURE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE LIBRARY SYSTEM COMPANY TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 314.792.7361 OR EMAIL mariannamerkatoris@archstl.org

The Religious Education Resource Center is a service of the Catholic Education Office for parishes, schools and agencies in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The purpose of the center is to provide quality religious audio-visual materials for religious instruction and faith formation which are consistent with Catholic belief and tradition and which enhance and enliven the sharing of the "Good News" with children, youth, and adults.

Media may be borrowed free of charge by any school/parish/agency in the Archdiocese. Other institutions pay a $10 rental charge per media item or an annual membership fee for unlimited use. Media materials may be borrowed by adult Catholic parishioners and are available for any parish-sponsored or member-sponsored group: school, PSR, pre-school, youth program, Bible study, RCIA, liturgy committee, parish council, parent group, pro-life committee, social-concerns committee, small faith communities, etc.

The Resource Center collection of Digital Video Discs (DVD), video-cassettes (VC), CD's and CDRom's (CD, CD-ROM), totals over 3000 titles. A complete listing of the collection with descriptions and indexes is available online at Resource Center . This Web Media Catalog and Booking System (WMC) can be searched by catalog #, title, theme, series, presenter, domain, age-level, run time, date, publisher, Spanish and close-captioned, and permits online booking of media.

For those who prefer a printed version, the catalog may be downloaded and printed by age level or in its entirety through the PDF format, which includes an alphabetical listing/description and thematic index. The PDF format also permits word-searches to find items, and has a link on each page to the WMC for online booking if desired.
Printed and PDF formats of the Pocket-Guides to Media Resources are also available for the elementary, high-school and adult levels.
The interest level and/or age group coding is as follows: Preschool and Primary (PP/P), Intermediate (I), Junior High (J), High School (H), and Adult (A). Some items are marked for several levels. Both the suggested age-levels and themes listed for each item provide only a general indication for appropriate use of the resource.
Previewing is highly recommended to determine if the media would be helpful for a particular audience or purpose. Previewing also permits the teacher or facilitator to incorporate the media into the learning session more effectively by presenting background material, dividing the viewing into segments, devising thoughtful discussion questions or follow-up activities.

For more information or assistance and for booking media by phone, please call the Media Center at 314-792-7361.
Click on the following guides for quick access to
* New Resources for 2017 
* Quick Guide to Lent/Easter DVDS for Adults 
* Quick Guide to Lent/Easter DVDS for Kids 

Policies and Procedures

Ordering Media

1) Requests may be made by filling out an order form found in this PDF folder and mailing it to the Religious Education Resource Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119, or by accessing the Web site catalog booking system: Resource Center

2) Order the item you desire at least one week before the date you wish to use the media. Our system automatically gives you two weeks. If you need to show the video for longer than one day, indicate the date-range with beginning and ending show dates. If the requested item cannot be viewed and returned on time, please call the Media Center and request an extension. You will help avoid delays for others who may have booked items by informing the Media Center of any problems.

3) If last minute accommodations are needed, bookings for media may be taken over the phone at 314-792-7361.

4) If the item is available for the requested date(s), you will receive a phone confirmation if time allows. If the media is not available for your requested dates, you will receive a phone message to request new viewing dates.

5) Previewing is possible, but the preview area can accommodate only a limited number of people and is available by appointment only. Media may also be booked for preview at your location.

Mailing/Receiving Media

6) Every requested and booked item will have a packing slip that is inserted into the mailer.

7) When an item is mailed back, it is very important that it be mailed four or five days before the due back date indicated on the packing slip.

Responsibilities

8) Please report all damage to materials so repairs can be made. Report any missing items. Failure to report damage may mean that the next user will not have a usable audio-visual.

9) Copyright information: programs listed in this catalog are protected under the U.S. Copyright Laws. License agreements between the Religious Education Resource Center and its distributors do not include permission for members who borrow media to reproduce it in whole or in part. This is in violation of the Copyright Laws, carrying severe penalties. "Fair use" of copyrighted materials by educators applies only to materials purchased by the local school.

Media Catalog and Booking Online

The Religious Education Resource Catalog and Booking system is available online at http://216.232.48.72:8084/$/Start/?DB=ARCH . The password to enter the online catalog and booking system is media. You may also access this Web Media Catalog (WMC) through the Schools/Catholic Education Office/Religious Education Resource Center links on the Archdiocesan Website at www.archstl.org . A PDF version of the Media Catalog with a link to the online booking on the bottom of each page, is also available through the Archdiocesan website on the Religious Education Resource Center page. Pocket-Guides of DVDs for various age levels can also be downloaded from the Religious Education Media Center web page.

How to make bookings requests online at: Resource Center THE ONLINE BOOKING FEATURE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE LIBRARY SYSTEM COMPANY TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 314.792.7361 OR EMAIL mariannamerkatoris@archstl.org

The Web Media Catalog can be used to browse, search and mark media for booking. The Booking Request form can be accessed through the query and video-record screens.

Mailing/Receiving Media

Phone or email requests should be received at least one week in advance of date(s) needed for viewing. Items are mailed Library Rate five business days before the requested show date. You may also request to pick up your bookings at the Religious Education Resource Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119. If the media cannot be viewed and returned on time, please call the Media Center at 314- 792-7361 and request an extension.