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Film & Image Services

Access & Viewing

Film Services has 13 viewing stations and 1 group viewing room where faculty, students, staff, and guest researchers can check out titles from our collections to view in-person. Faculty can schedule A/V carts for classroom use. Faculty, students, and staff can also schedule use of the Bijou Theater. Guest researchers must contact us to schedule an appointment to view materials. 

Videotapes must be placed on hold for evening or weekend viewing. Please contact Film Services Circulation to request videotapes before 5 pm, Monday-Friday.   

Loan Periods

Faculty

  • All formats (except film prints) 1 week loan period
  • Film prints
    • Request at least 1 week in advance
    • Screening needs to be scheduled in the Bijou Theater

Students

  • In-house viewing only

Alumni & Guest Researchers

  • In-house viewing only

Viewing Area

Viewing Stations

  • Accommodates Blu-ray, DVD & VHS (all region)
  • Seating at stations is limited to one person per station due to current distancing requirements.
  • Headphones available at Film Services Circulation

Group Viewing Room

  • Schedule with Film Services Circulation
  • Seating limited to 6 due to current distancing requirements.
  • Blu-ray, DVD & VHS (all region), MiniDV and Laserdisc
  • Cables available at Film Services Circulation for laptop connection

Streaming Video

Film Services licenses streaming videos for course use. To request licenses for streaming videos, please contact Amy Basen.

To access streaming video databases, you will need to set up your Library account login.  A full list of streaming video databases is available through our Library Database A-Z List.

For more information about using streaming video in your courses, or for your research and study, see our Streaming Video Guide.

Reserves

Faculty may put Library or personal media on Reserve. Request Library items at least two weeks in advance of your classroom screening. Items will be placed on Reserve two weeks prior to the screening date, and will remain on Reserve two weeks after the screening unless otherwise arranged with Film Services Manager. To place personal media on Reserve, contact Film Services Circulation. For Library media, submit a Film Services Media Reservation Request Form.

TA Authorization

Faculty must sign a TA Authorization form designating TAs each semester. TAs may schedule and check out media and A/V carts for their faculty. Faculty are responsible for all items checked out by their TAs. 

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