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Film Studies: Movies on DVD

This Library Research Guide will provide you with access to and information about some of the best resources in McFarlin Library related to Film Studies.

DVDs in McFarlin Library

McFarlin Library has an excellent collection of motion pictures on DVD (some are also on Blu-Ray).  These include not only classic motion pictures, but also recent popular films.  The library purchases copies of all Academy Award Winners.

Motion pictures on DVD and Blu-Ray are shelved on the Study Level in the West Wing of the Library.

To find out if the Library owns a copy of a movie you're looking for, the best thing to do is to search Encore.  Search for the film's title.  Encore will return a list of all titles in the library's collections that match your search.  If you retrieve several hits you may wish to limit by format to "VIDEO/FILM" or by location to "McF Media Services" in order to remove books or other non-relevant items from your search results.  These limiters are found on the menu on the left of the Encore results list, under "Refine by:".

Be sure to make a note of the call number of the movie you want.  DVDs and Blu-Rays are shelved according to their call number, just like books.  They are not shelved by title. The library has thousands of films and without the call number you will have trouble finding your movie.

Students may check out media materials from the library, including DVDs and Blu-Rays. Because of their fragile nature, these materials have a more restrictive borrowing policy than do other materials, such as books.

DVDs and Blu-Rays may be checked out for 14 days. Renewals are allowed.  A nonrefundable $1.00 per day fine will be charged for items not returned by the due date. Students and staff will be blocked from checking out any materials from McFarlin Library after being sent a third overdue notice. Replacement bills will be sent for items not returned. Students who habitually return media items late will lose the privilege of media check out.