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Checking out Films and Documentaries from the University Libraries

Did you know...?

Between the collections in all of the campus libraries, we've got over 7000 videos available for checkout! In addition to a huge variety of nonfiction titles and documentaries useful for research, the video collection also includes an array of fiction titles, including foreign films, Hollywood blockbusters, classics, and independent movies. Is the stress reliever of the couch and a bucket of popcorn calling your name? Have at it!

How to Find Videos in Minerva

If you've got something in particular in mind, there's always the option to search the catalog by keyword or specific title. In the mood for a little romantic tragedy? We've got Titanic! Gunslinging cyberpunks more up your alley? We've got the full Matrix collection too! Try searching for any number of film titles and topics to see if we have what you're looking for. What if you don't quite know what you want to watch yet though? Stumble across new gems by browsing the video collection. Check out this step by step tutorial with screenshots for all the details on how to do this in Minerva.

Requesting Videos for Pick Up at Dewey

If you've found a video you're interested in that is located Uptown, don't forget that you can use UA Delivery to have it delivered right here at Dewey - no need to venture Uptown if you don't want to! Just click on the Interlibrary Loan link from the library homepage, set your pickup location to Dewey in the "Edit Profile" section, click the "Media" link under "Submit New Request" and be sure to specify the particular UAlbany Library where the item is located. The item will be delivered right to Dewey for you to pick up.


A member of our staff at the desk would be happy to help you search for items, including DVD's - check in with circulations staff anytime for a quick item lookup, or visit with the reference librarian for a demonstration of how to search Minerva for videos.

Blog Created By: Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler
Image Credit: Public Domain

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