Film & Video Collection
The Library Building currently has restricted access. For more information on available spaces and services, please see our Library Resources and Services Available in Summer 2021 guide, or contact the Library using our 24/7 Ask a Librarian service.
Streaming media is available. Only physical digital or analog items currently in the Library Retrieval System (LRS) can be requested.
The Library's large film and video collection includes Hollywood features, foreign features, instructional programs and more. Media formats include: DVDs, videotapes, videodiscs, 16mm film and streaming. For more information, please visit the library's Collection Development Policy.
Using the Collection
Most titles on physical media can be checked out by faculty, students and staff from Media & Classroom Support on the Ground floor. Media can be viewed in the Media Viewing / Group Study area on the 2nd floor or outside the Library. Additional film and video holdings can be found in the Bay Area Television Archives, housed in Special Collections and Archives on the 4th floor.
To find films in OneSearch, use Refine my results to select Audio Visual in the Format facet.
Note that not all streaming media available through the Library is viewable on mobile devices.
- Explore our streaming resources!
- Bay Area TV Archive Online
- Off-campus Access to Electronic Resources
For subject-specific collection questions, contact a Library Liaison.