Welcome to Ohio University Libraries Film and Video Collection

  • Our videos are not browse-able, so you will need to do your own browsing on ALICE; suggested search strategies below.
  • Or link to one of our current ‘film lists’ of available titles (look on the left side).
  • Films can be checked out for 1 week with one renewal.
    • Faculty/Grads/HTC:  5 videos
    • Undergraduates:  2 videos

Here are a couple of search strategies and a very quick video on how to search for videos in our collection.  Start with ALICE:




feature dvd = will look for all feature films on DVD; or you can get more focused:

feature dvd comedy = all feature films that are comedies.



Videos in PAL (not NTSC)

  • NTSC is the standard used in North America and most of South America.
  • PAL is the standard mostly used overseas.
  • We do not purchase PAL if NTSC is available.
  • Public computers in the library, including Mac’s do NOT play PAL dvd’s without administrative access to change to the Region code.
  • DVD players on media carts that can play PAL movies can be checked out.  We have one media cart on 2nd floor floor and 2 media cart setups up at Circulation Services.

Watch a short video from our How-to Video website on How to Find DVD’s


Questions?  Contact lorraine wochna, Performing Arts Librarian