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Multimedia: Films

This guide is intended to help you navigate multimedia resources available from the University Libraries.

Find Films in the Library Catalog

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Playing Foreign DVDs on a Campus Computer

Detailed instructions for playing foreign (non-Region 1) DVDs on campus computers or workstations are available.

Region Description
0 or All Region Free - May be played on any campus DVD player or workstation
1 United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories - May be played on any campus DVD player or workstation
2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
3 Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
4 South America, Central America, Caribbean, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of Oceania
5 Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Pakistan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho), Central and South Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
6 China

Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides high-quality video with academic, vocational and life-skills content. Streaming video is available in a variety of subject areas.

Kanopy Films offers over 1,000 programs available on streaming VOD. This resource includes filmed concerts by current performers in classical music and documentaries on performers and composers. In addition, the catalog contains educational programs and master classes.

Film FAQ

Where are the films located in the library?

In addition to streaming films which are accessible through the library catalog, we also have films on DVD which are located in the Multimedia Collection on the first floor of the Main Library, though some may be at the Music Library, the Science Library, or on Reserve.  

Can I watch films in the library?

Yes! There are a few places where you can watch DVDs.  In the Main Library, all of the PCs on the ground (lower) level are DVD-compatible. The Media Viewing Room, also located on the lower level next to the ITS help desk, has a DVD/VHS player. Ask at the ITS help desk to be let in. Additionally, there are 3 workstations in the 24-hour study lounge that have DVD players. Headphones are no longer available for check-out from the Circulation Desk, so please bring your own wired headphones. Wireless/Bluetooth is not available on those workstations.

Also, the Music Library has 5 computers with DVD drives, as well as an external DVD drive (compatible with most laptops) that can be checked out. Headphones can be checked-out from their Circulation Desk.

How long can I check out films for?

DVDs circulate for 7 days. Reserve items vary in check-out length.