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Film Studies: Video Reserves at the Library

Whether you are a film student looking for research materials or just want to sit back and enjoy a classic movie, this guide will help direct you to resources to make your search easier.

Placing Videos on Reserve

For faculty: placing films on reserve status for your students, and requesting films for classroom showings

To place items on reserve, start from our Course Reserves page. Scroll down the page to find the online request form (choose Media for "reserve format"). Most instructors choose 2-Hour as the loan period for videos; this keeps the item within the library and more quickly available for the next user. We have two viewing stations that are compatible with either DVD or VHS on the second level, and patrons may also check out headphones if they do not have their own.

If you would like to show one of our films in class and would like to be sure it is available on that date, you may "book" the video in advance (even at the start of the semester!) by submitting this online form.

For questions concerning Meyer Library Reserves, please contact:

Chansouk Ragsdale - Meyer Library Access Services


Film Reserves List - FA2023

The following films have been placed on reserve for a class and may be checked out for IN-HOUSE VIEWING ONLY at the main level Circulation-Information desk.

RICH AMBERG: Cinematic Storytelling (MED 300/600) and Feature Film Writing I (MED 700)

The Big Chill

Ice Age


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle


King Kong


Life of Pi


Little Women

Children of Men


Dead Again


Devil in a Blue Dress

Mulholland Drive

The Dirty Dozen

Out of Sight

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


ET the Extraterrestrial


The Exorcist


The Faculty

Reservoir Dogs

Finding Nemo

Romancing the Stone

The Fugitive


Game Night

The Sixth Sense

Get Out

Slumdog Millionaire


Star Wars: A New Hope


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Godfather

The Terminator

The Godfather, Part 2

The Usual Suspects

Gone Girl

When Harry Met Sally

Groundhog Day


Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone