Looking for a specific film or video? Here’s how to find out whether we have it.  

Search the library catalog

Look for the film or video in our catalog

When viewing search results, you can filter by title, subject, language, and more.

See Tips for Using Library Search for more information on viewing and refining results. 

Finding video 

Your search results will generally include both physical copies and streaming versions of films and other videos. For more refined results, we recommend filtering your search by format:

  • visual material
  • motion picture
  • video (DVD)
  • video (Blu-Ray)
  • video (VHS) 

To find streaming versions of films, make sure the “Available online” option is selected as you view your search results.

You can directly explore our video databases, which contain recorded lectures, interviews, artistic performances, debates, films, documentaries, and more. 

For more information about streaming video services and databases, please see our guide to streaming video resources

Visit the Askwith Media Library on the second floor of Shapiro to check out physical copies of films for class or research.

Accessibility services

We can add captions, transcripts, and descriptions to make digital materials accessible and usable for you. See how to request modifications for accessibility

Are you looking to create and edit a video of your own? See Edit Video to learn about equipment and software you can access at the library.