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How do I find a film on DVD or VHS? Can I view films on DVD, VHS, etc. in the library?

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2014  |  98 Views
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DVD shelf

The DVDs are on the First Floor next to the Reference Computer Commons area. The Popular Film Collection is to the left of the Reference Desk. The Academic Film Collection is to the right of the Reference Desk.


Browsing Our DVDs

The DVD cases are located on the main floor of the library, to the left and the right of the Reference Desk when you come down the stairs or elevator from the library entrance.

They are arranged in two collections:

  • Popular Collection, which can be checked out for 3 days (students) or 7 days (faculty)
  • Academic Collection, which are used for academic courses and can be checked out for 3 hours and viewed in the library

Once you select the DVD(s) you want, bring the case(s) to the Circulation Desk to check out the discs.

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, and does not solely represent "new releases." The newly acquired DVDs will be at the end of either collection. 

Finding a Particular Film or  a List of What We Have

You can search for films by using the Film tab on the library homepage. You can also use the Finding Films guide to search for films by genre, date, or title.

VHS Tapes

If you're looking for a VHS tape, please use the Finding Films guide.

Blu-ray Films

The Library has a growing collection of blu-rays. See our FAQ on Finding Blu-rays.

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.

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