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Film & Media Resources

FILM AND MEDIA RESOURCES FOR ALL USERS

RESERVES, BOOKINGS, BORROW DVD PLAYER

BOOKING A FILM FOR CLASS

Faculty can book films for classes ahead of time; we will do our best to make sure the film is available.  A simple form with the ability to add additional titles can be found here.   BOOKING a film will guarantee that the film will be available on the date you need it!  Film cannot be checked out if ON HOLD for a class.  

https://www.ohio.edu/library/services/video-bookings

RESERVING A FILM FOR CLASS

Faculty can RESERVE films for classes; RESERVE does not guarantee the film will always be available.  Films can be reserved by Faculty/Instructor of Record for classes.

If you want your students to view the videos in the library, see the Course Reserves staff at the 4th floor Circulation Desk of Alden Library or email reserves@ohio.edu.

If we don't own a video that you need, contact your subject librarian to make a purchase request.

BORROWING DVD PLAYER

We are aware many of the campus computers no longer have DVD drives.  When requesting a film for RESERVES, you will have the option to borrow an external DVD drive.  

WATCHING FILMS OUTSIDE OF CLASS - WHERE?

WHERE CAN I WATCH A FILM IN LIBRARY

DVDs (both NTSC and PAL)

  • all PC's in library have DVD drive 
    • use the VLC program on desktop 
    • -Insert Disc
    • -Search the desktop folder 'Accessories' for 'VLC Media Player'
    • -Click 'File' > 'Open Disc'
    • (It may take a second to open, but the DVD will play after the pause.

 

  • MACS in Multimedia area (2nd floor) and 3rd floor Fine Arts - borrow external DVD player at 2nd floor desk
    • -Patron must check-out the super drive
    • -Plug-in drive + Insert disc
    • -The disc will attempt to autoplay... However, it will fail, so they need to close the autoplay
    • -Spotlight search for VLC
    • -Click 'File' > 'Open Disc'
    • (Again there will be a brief pause while the media loads, but the patron will be all set!)

VHS

  • We have 2 media carts:  VHS player, DVD player and small TV/monitor (does not play PAL)
  • Carts can be checked out at 2nd floor or 4th floor