Film or Video Classroom Use

The Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL) has thousands of film titles, both in physical and streaming formats that you can use in class.

Most of our film titles may be reserved for classroom screenings and faculty course previews.

For our e-video streaming collections please check in advance that the e-video link is working. The streaming collections are very fluid with titles being added and removed daily. If an e-video is required for classroom instruction that we don’t have please inform SMIL staff. It can take up to six weeks to acquire the rights and mount it on our website, so advance planning is necessary.

Many film titles in the SMIL collection are captioned. If a title 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 title can take up to six weeks and so advance planning is necessary.

Patrons are responsible for the pick up and return of SMIL visual materials reserved for classroom screenings.

SMIL visual material reserved for classroom showing are ready for pickup the day before the showing and due back the day following the showing, unless other arrangements have been made. Three business days notice is required for processing.

Pickup locations:

  • Frost Library, Glendon campus
  • SMIL , Scott Library, RM 125 (When SMIL is closed, visual material pre-reserved for pickup will be at the Scott Library AskUs/Circulation Desk )

There are four ways to make a reservation: