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Film & Video: @ Colby Libraries

Mini Screening Room

Unfortunately, the mini screening room is no longer available. It was needed for office space. Please see the other options listed in this guide.

(If you'd like to see a mini screening room reinstated in the future, please leave a suggestion in our comment box at the front desk.)

Public Performance Rights

If the screening is open to the public, licensing rights must be obtained. This is true even if the event is held on campus, is free and is intended to contribute to cultural and intellectual growth. Check out our  Public Performance Rights (PPR) page for more information about what constitutes a "public" screening.

Films on Reserve for Courses

Faculty have the option of putting DVDs on reserve for students in their courses. The DVDs are kept behind the service desks and circulated for only a limited time period, usually four hours. Students can ask for the films at the appropriate service desk.

To see what films are on reserve, click on Reserves on the Colby Libraries home page. (The orange tab should now be on Reserves.) It is possible to search by professor's name or class number.

Viewing Films in Classrooms

Students can watch DVDs in unoccupied classrooms.

All DVD players in classrooms play multi-region, standard or Blu-ray discs.

Colby Library Film Collections

Film @ Colby Libraries:

  • supports research and classroom instruction as well as providing leisure viewing for the Colby community
  • consists of feature films, documentaries, experimental shorts, classics, silent film, television programs, and recorded performances
  • films are available as DVDs, VHS cassettes (players in Miller) or digitally via one of our streaming services.

DVDs can also be ordered from Bates & Bowdoin through CBBcat and from other Maine libraries through MaineCat.

Desk Viewer in Miller Commons Room

Miller Library 1st Floor (in the back right corner near the offices of the Research Librarians)
Personnel at the front desk, near the entrance to the library, can provide directions or instructions in using this equipment.
We ask that you use headphones when viewing films in the library.

Research & Instruction Librarian

Laine Thielstrom's picture
Laine Thielstrom

Please don't hesitate to come to me for assistance or questions!
Email me your best dates/times to meet or stop by my office, Miller Library 107C.

Fall 2018 Office Hours:
Mondays: 1-2:30pm
Wednesdays: 9-10:30am
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