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What is in the video collection?

Our video collection includes DVDs, streaming , and video cassettes (VHS).  Videos in the Thompson (Main) Library are located outside the Class of '51 Reading Room on the second floor; DVDs and VHS on Reserve can be requested at the Main Circulation Desk.  In the Music Library, videos can be paged from the Music Library Circulation Desk.

How do I find videos in our collection?

Search the online catalog for a keyword, title, or subject.  Choose Videos from the pulldown menu to search within the video collection.

What are the loan periods and late fees for videos?

  Students Staff Faculty
DVDs 3 days 3 days 1 week
VHS 3 days 3 days 1 week
Reserves DVD/VHS 4 hours N/A 4 hours

Where Do I Pick Up a Recalled Video?

An email will be sent when your video is available, which can be picked up at the circulation desk.  Please note that if you are unable to pick up your item within 3 days, it will be returned to the shelf.

How Do I Order Audiovisual Material for Our Collection?

Faculty and students may suggest videos to support their work be ordered for the collection by using the Video order form.

How Do I Book Videos for Classroom Use?

Faculty who wish to schedule a video for classroom use should complete the Video Screening Form.  Videos can be picked up from the reserves office (Room 146) Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or at the circulation desk after these hours.

How Do I Put Videos on Reserve?

The library will attempt to get a digital streaming license and/or work within the Fair Use Guidelines to provide streaming access via course moodle sites.

If we own a DVD and you are a faculty member who requires streaming access for a required class viewing, please fill out a Streaming Video Request Form.  If we do not own the video in DVD or streaming format, please fill out a Video Acquisitions Request Form. Please let Film and Video Librarian Gretchen Lieb know if you have any questions about the library's video collection.

If you plan to host a class screening using a Library DVD, you must fill out a Video Screening Form in order to ensure that it will be available for the screening.

Research guides for videos