The library offered a number of cubicles (called mediated carrels) where students could watch television programs. The first commercially available videocassette recorders (VCRs) were available in the 1970s, allowing students to watch pre-recorded programs. Starting in 1970, the college maintained a multi-channel closed circuit television facility which provided educational and entertaining programs during the day for students to watch. The closed circuit television system, located on the second floor of the library, consisted of 32 carrels containing 14-inch color television receivers. It was the first color system anywhere in the United States. Students could check a daily log to see what shows were playing each day.