You can access many films online. .
Use the following services for access.
Login with your University username and password, where prompted.
Use Library Search to quickly search for film titles in online, DVD and/or video format.
Borrow an External DVD drive
Forum library now has 3 loanable USB DVD drives (DVD Region 2). The loan period is seven days to match the DVDs. They can be used with Open Access PCs or your own device. (PC, laptop etc.) Please ask at the Forum Library Enquiry Desk to borrow.
The DVD collection is on Level -1, Forum Library, in the Journals area.
All library users can borrow DVDs (staff, PGs, UGs, external borrowers)
Issue DVDs using self-service machines near the entrance on Level 0.
Return DVDs using the return machines at the front of the Forum Library.
You can borrow up to 4 DVDs at one time.
You can borrow DVDs for 7 days from the Forum Library DVD collection
You can renew DVDs if no-one else reserves them.
There are two different types of videos available. These are clearly identified when using Library Search as Commercial videos and Cage videos.
1. Commercial videos
2. Cage videos
Cage videos are material which has been recorded during broadcast by the University for academic purposes only.
They appear via Library Search as Off air video, plus an identification number.
The Cage video collection is a closed collection
If you wish to borrow any of these items you need to request them at least 24 hours in advance.
Please submit an Online Cage Video Request.
How long can I borrow videos for?
Staff and PGs can borrow videos for 7 days
UGs are not allowed to take videos out of the Library, but can view videos in the Forum Library.
Can I view the Videos in the Forum Library?
Yes, this service is available by request, for student, staff and external library users.
There are two DVD / VHS Viewing Stations on Level -1 of the Forum library, next to Group Study Room C.
These are available on a first come first served basis.
Staff and students may request a format conversion for some audio-visual material held in the library collections.
Conversion is not always possible.
Additional information can be found in the Media Digitisation section of the Learning Spaces, AV Media Services web pages.
Forum Library, DVD and VHS viewing
There are two DVD / VHS viewing stations in the Forum Library, on Level -1 adjacent to Group Study Room C. These are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please ask at the Forum Library Help Point and we can show you where they are and lend you a remote control if required. Please use your own headphones.
Borrow an External DVD drive
Forum library has loanable USB DVD drives. The loan period is seven days to match the DVDs. Please ask at the Forum Library Enquiry Desk to borrow.
Blu-ray playing facilities
These are available in 'Large seminar rooms', 'Small lecture theatres' and 'Large lecture theatres'. Please see AV support webpages.
To guarantee availability of films for the duration of your module, submit a complete list of those you will want to screen before the start of your module so that they can be prepared for you
Send in a word or .pdf document with the list telling us the bibliographic details for the film, dates for the screenings and the module code to the Resource List Team
You can send us a list which contains both your screenings and the resources for your module so that both can be arranged for your module.
Find out more about getting your reading list digitised.
To arrange an individual film for a screening, please submit an online screening request.
Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the date needed:
If we receive this less than two weeks before needed we cannot guarantee that we can provide the film.
We will confirm your request via email.
Please collect DVDs or videos with enough time to test and ensure they will play correctly.
Material should be collected from the Forum Library between 8AM -6PM Monday - Friday.
Please have your Library card with you.
It is also important that you know the relevant module code.
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