How do I find a film on DVD or VHS? Can I view films on DVD, VHS, etc. in the library?
The DVD Collection is on the First Floor next to the Reference Computer Commons area.
Browsing Our DVDs
If you want to browse our DVD collection, the DVD cases are located on the main floor of the library, to the left of the Reference Desk when you come down the stairs or elevator from the library entrance. They then wrap around to the shelves on the other side of the stairs and the Reference computers. Once you select the DVD(s) you want, bring the case(s) to the Circulation Desk to check out.
Note that DVDs are arranged by the accession number listed on the spine of the case. These represent the order in which the Library received a film. That means that newest DVDs (including new releases) are on the shelves to the right of the Reference computers when you come down the steps from the main entrance. The next newest ones are on the shelves directly across from that, on the other side of the Reference computers. Although they are "new" to the Library, these include more than just new releases because we order films of different ages for classes, etc.
Finding a Particular Film or a List of What We Have
If you want to get a list of all our films, go to our local catalog and search for: videorecording.
If you're looking for a VHS tape, please use our catalog to find the call number and bring that call number to the Circulation Desk for further assistance.
Can I view films on DVD, VHS, etc. in the library?
Yes, you can view most DVDs on our computers. You can check out headphones from the Circulation Desk if you don't have your own. We also have viewing rooms if you'd like to view a film on VHS, or have a few people watch a film at the same time. For information on viewing DVDs from other regions, please see our page on DVD regions.