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Film & Video: Classroom Use

Films for Instructional Use

Librarians are available to assist in identifying video material and procuring items for addition to the media collection. 

Videos/DVDs may be shown in the classroom where the faculty member is present. For situations outside of the regularly scheduled class, see

Facilities Scheduling

Requests for facilities other than the faculty member's own classroom at the regularly scheduled class time may be made with Scheduling and Facilities x4735.

Colby Classrooms

DVD players in Colby classrooms, play standard and Blu-ray discs from the U.S. and other world regions.


Help from Media Resources

Colby Media Resources can assist with orientation/training in use of classroom and auditorium media players and projectors prior to any screening. Media Resources Hotline:  x4245

Library Staff are not available for in-classroom assistance.

A list of equipment available in each Colby classroom is available from Media Resources.

Need a Film for a Specific Date?

Faculty are strongly urged to place media on Reserve in advance of the show date in order to be assured the material will be available for presentation

The faculty member is responsible for the return of the video to the Library after showing.


The Libraries and Media Resources do not facilitate video/DVDs acquisition for preview. The Libraries make every effort to purchase or borrow videos and DVDs for classroom use. Please make your requests early enough in case there is difficulty or delays in procuring. 

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