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Nonprint Media Collections

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Non-Circulating Collection

This collection contains over 25,000 items on DVD, VHS, and older formats including 16mm film and U-Matic. Films may be viewed in-house during our open hours. Faculty and staff may borrow items to show outside the library for instruction purposes, generally for 2-3 days.

To request an external loan please fill out this form.

Circulating Collection

In 2010, a group of students secured funding from the Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Association, and matching funds from the Libraries to build a new collection of films, documentaries and TV programs that can be borrowed for free by UM students and other members of the University Community. As of June 2012, the collection has nearly 3,000 titles and continues to grow. Circulating DVDs may be borrowed for a 3-day loan period and may be renewed once.

Need help finding a movie? See instructions for searching our catalogs for media here.

Films @ UM

Films@UM is the University of Maryland's own streaming video collection. It is part of Digital Collections with over 800 digital films and covers a variety of subjects. These include documentaries, public television performances, taped performances, and feature films.

Video Resources through Research Port

There are many streaming video collections available via the Libraries' Research Port For a list of collections and their descriptions please see our Streaming Video Collections page.