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Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Selected resources useful for conducting research on moving image media of all kinds, including cinema (popular movies, documentaries, animation, etc.), television, and digital media (video games, etc.).

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U-M Ann Arbor libraries where you can check out or watch videos

Askwith Media Library (AML) A branch of the University Library system that houses a collection of over 23,000 films and videos in multiple formats (16mm, VHS, DVD, laserdisc, etc.), including feature films, documentaries, animated shorts and instructional films and videos. AML materials may be checked out (for three days) by UM-Ann Arbor students, faculty and staff. In-library viewing facilities are available by appointment or first-come, first-served.
Located in Room 2002 of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (northwest corner of the second floor). See AML website for hours.
Donald Hall Collection (DHC) The independent library of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures that houses thousands of screenplays, DVDs, videotapes and laserdiscs, primarily of feature films and television shows. Screenplays from the DHC may be checked out.  The remaining materials are on reserve and cannot be checked out, but may be screened on the premises at well-equipped viewing stations.
Located in the North Quad building, room 6470. Many titles (DVDs and some videotapes only) appear in WorldCat catalog and now appear in MIRLYN.   (see box at left).