Community Access Television Services (CATS) was established in 1973 as a dedicated constitutional forum for the purpose of providing citizens of Bloomington and Monroe County access to the electronic media for the distribution of information, opinion and other constitutionally protected forms of speech.
CATS is on the first floor of the Monroe County Public Library: 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
CATS, a department of the Monroe County Public Library, acts as steward for the City of Bloomington’s five PEG access channels. The CATS Community Network provides a diverse array of access television services with support from the Monroe County Public Library, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County and the Town of Ellettsville, as well as local video service providers. The five channels serviced by the library are…
The rules and regulations set forth below have been adopted to assure compliance with current federal, state and municipal laws and regulations governing the availability and use of Community Access Television Services (CATS). The policies and regulations set forth herein supersede any and all others previously issued:
CATS has Master Controllers (station operators), Production Assistants (field staff), and full-time Managers. Positions open periodically throughout the year. All openings are posted on the third floor of the Monroe County Public Library. Feel free to check the Library bulletin board for openings.
As paid staff take care of the daily operations of CATS, we encourage volunteers to produce their own programming. Volunteers are encouraged to take our free classes on camera operation and editing.
You may mail, fax, email, or bring in your announcement for the community calendar. If you submit your announcement by fax or mail, please call CATS to confirm the announcement was received. (See the Community Calendar)
We encourage residents without access to cable or Internet to simply stop by CATS to use our viewing rooms. These rooms are reserved on a first-come first-served basis, and are exclusively for the purpose of viewing CATS programming.