Video & DVD Collections @ the Penn Library
While individual campus libraries maintain their own collections and circulation polices (described below), all videos are listed in the Franklin catalog and in VCat, the Library's dedicated video catalog.
|VAN PELT LIBRARY|
|Primary Collection. Collections
support instruction and research, both in film studies and as
an auxiliary medium in other programs. Includes
both feature films and documentaries. A notable strength
is the library's collection of South Asian films (popular Indian
cinema and documentaries with social, historical and cultural
||Users may borrow up to four videos at a time for a period of up to seven days (non-renewable).||Housed in a closed area at the Circulation Desk and at LIBRA.|
Videos and DVD’s from the general collection, when put on reserve, are kept at the Rosengarten Desk.
|Library use only, except for class screenings.|
|ALBRECHT MUSIC LIBRARY|
|Videos and DVD’s of opera and ballet performances and music-related documentaries.||Users may borrow up to four videos at a time for a period of up to seven days (non-renewable).||Housed in the Music Library's Ormandy Music & Media Center.|
An eclectic collection of movies, PBS specials, and educational programs on journalism, advertising and the media that support the research and teaching of the School.
|Items circulate for a week unless on reserve for a course.
Television shows: Library use only.
Media Events Archive:
A special collection of important historic events covered by the media on television and film, including both original coverage and documentaries.
Library use only.
|BIDDLE LAW LIBRARY|
|>Video and DVD collection includes law and law-relatated titles ranging from feature films to educational films and documentaries. The collection is interdisciplinary in scope.
||Non-law faculty may borrow videos and DVDs with prior arrangements; non-law students may borrow videos for classroom use only, with prior arrangements.
||Titles can be searched through Biddle's Video Library or online catalog, LOLA|
|LIBRARY AT THE KATZ CAJS|
|Houses the Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library. Includes 2,000 video titles and features artistic works written, directed, produced, or performed by Jews for general as well as for Jewish American audiences.||The collection is library use only. Special consideration for borrowing may be granted to University faculty.||Housed in a closed stack area at the CAJS Library. To browse the contents of the collection, see the online finding aid.|
|A small videotape collection covering fluid mechanics,
semiconductor processing, and the history of major engineering feats.
||Videotapes may be checked out at the circulation
desk for two hours at a time for in-library use.
|FISHER FINE ARTS LIBRARY|
|Includes videos and DVDs on the work of artists, architects, and photographers; genres of art (e.g., painting in twentieth-century New York); video art from the 1960s forward; design; performance art; urban planning and the built environment; notable PBS and BBC series (e.g. Civilization; Pride of Place; Shock of the New).||Users may borrow up to four videos at a time for a period of seven days (non-renewable).|
|Collection pertaining to anthropological linguistics, archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, and cultural/social anthropology. Intended for research and teaching purposes.||Patrons may check out up to five videos for a week. Teaching assistants and professors may check out videos for classes.||See
these annotated listings of the Museum's video holdings: