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Film and Media Collections

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

Hofstra University Library holds approximately 10,000 DVDs or VHS tapes, and provides access to approximately 100,000 streaming video titles.

The Media Library is located in 025 Memorial Hall. Hours for Fall semester 2020:

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm

Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Hofstra University faculty may request items be added to the collection using this form 


To search the online catalog via the advanced search box below, use the keyword "streaming" to limit results to videos accessible online. 
For example, selecting the title field dropdown to search for "Blade Runner," with "streaming" in any field, returns the streaming version of Blade Runner.


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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