Film and Video

Through the Askwith Media Library, we collect audiovisual media that supports research and teaching for the entire campus. We maintain a collection of more than 40,000 titles including feature films, documentaries, animated films, and educational programs in a variety of formats, as well as provide access to streaming video databases.

For collecting purposes, we pay special attention to the needs of students and scholars in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, in addition to recommendations by library subject specialists and requests from instructors.

Our collection includes materials in 16 millimeter film, VHS videocassette, DVD, Blu-ray, audiobooks, and access to streaming video databases.

History of the collection

The Askwith Media Library was named in honor of a gift to the library from U-M alum Bertram J. Askwith.


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