Book a Film or Video

The Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL) has thousands of DVDs and films that you can use in class.

Most DVDs may be reserved for classroom screenings and faculty course previews. This includes “home use” labelled items which are covered under SMIL’s site licencing agreements with commercial feature film distributors.

Many DVDs in the SMIL collection are captioned. If a DVD required for classroom instruction must be captioned, select that option on the online film and video booking form, or tell SMIL staff when making a reservation in person, by telephone or email. Captioning a DVD can take up to six weeks and so advance planning is necessary.

Reservations for classroom screenings must be made seven business days in advance to allow coordination with Classroom Operations for the delivery of SMIL materials. Last minute reservations are possible, but patrons are responsible for the pick up and return of borrowed materials.

SMIL staff will also locate external sources for DVDs. Transportation and/or rental charges associated with the use of items from external sources are the responsibility of the individual borrower or academic department. There are four ways to make a reservation: