There is a large collection of DVDs and videocassettes, including feature films and documentaries. Viewing facilities are available. There are open access stations for individuals to watch films through headphones (provided). Alternatively, groups may watch films in out three viewing rooms (207-209). Please visit the library help desk to book a two hours slot. Films may be borrowed for 7 days (see Borrowing information).
There are also closed access collections kept at the help desk. Films labelled as DVD [helpdesk] can be borrowed for 7 days. Films labelled as Course Reference can only be borrowed by academic staff, but students can still request these films to watch in the library but must return them the same day.
Audiovisual material cannot be borrowed by external users.
|791.437||English Language Films||791.43743-99||Films not in the English Language|
|791.43711||Thrillers; Film Noir||791.43743||Germany|
|791.43716||Science Fiction Films||791.43746||Spain|
|791.43717||Fantasy Films||791.43747||Russia (including Soviet Union)|
|791.43728||Epic Films||791.43753||Middle East and North Africa|
|791.43735||Gay Cinema||791.43759||South-East Asia|
|791.43738||Short Films||791.4377-78||Latin America|
Additionally, the library has a large collection of documentary films outside of these numbers, which reflect their subject. For example, Fahrenheit 9/11, directed by Michael Moore is classified at 973.931 FAH, the same classmark as 9/11 and the War on Terror.
If you know a classmark that you regularly use for books, you can browse the DVD shelves to see if we have any documentaries or off-air television recordings. Alternatively, use the library catalogue and search by Videos/DVDs for a specific subject.
Feature films and recorded performances of plays are classified with the same classmark as the plays, not with the film classification above. For example:
A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan is classified at 812.5 Wi
Hamlet, directed by Laurence Olivier is classified at 822.33 K7
Six Characters in Search of an Author, directed by Stacy Keach is classified at 852.89 Pi