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Film and Media Collections

DVDs,VHS, links to streaming video resources Need help? Call the library at 516-463-5986

 The Film and Media Library is located in the lower level of Memorial Hall and houses a collection of approximately 10,000 non-print items, primarily VHS and DVD videos. We also provide access to over 90,000 streaming video titles. Holdings can be searched through the online catalog or by using the advanced search box on this page.

Hofstra University Faculty may request new video acquisitions using this form.

In the advanced search box below, you could use the subject term "streaming video" to limit results to videos accessible online. You could select to search only the location Memorial Hall - Film and Media Library to find VHS and DVD videos.

For example, selecting the title field dropdown to search for "Blade Runner," with "streaming video" in the subject field, returns the streaming version of Blade Runner. A search for the same title, limited by location to Memorial Hall - Film and Media Library, shows the physical DVDs and a VHS tape.



In-house facilities for the utilization of materials include a screening room, two small-group viewing rooms, and carrels for individual use of all formats represented in the collection.



Contact and Circulation Information

Reserve videos, Schedule screening room, Request delivery, Request purchase of DVDs: 

Mark Thompsen, Senior Library Assistant  (516) 463-5986


Licensing, Streaming content, Public Performance Rights, Copyright advice, Other concerns:

Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services (516) 463-5076 or


Circulation:  Hofstra faculty may check out materials for one week. Hofstra students and other affiliated users may use materials in the Film and Media Library.


Request equipment distribution to classrooms:

Academic Media  (516) 463-5989

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