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PLEASE NOTE:  The Film & Video Collection audiovisual carrels, Viewing Room, Media Research Room and service desk are closed due to COVID-19 precautions.  If you have questions, please contact the Film & Video Librarian via the Ask Film & Video form.

Viewing Room & Equipment

The Film & Video Collection in the Morris Library is equipped with a 49-seat viewing room which may be scheduled for use by faculty and authorized teaching assistants in giving audiovisual presentations to University of Delaware classes on a first-come basis. The Viewing Room is available for instructional use only by classes using film, video, and other media. It is not available for scheduling as a substitute for a regularly-scheduled classroom or as a meeting room for clubs or other campus groups. To schedule the Viewing Room, call 831-8461. For reservations seven days or more in advance, access the Media Scheduling Web Form which can be submitted online, or the Viewing Room Scheduling PDF form which can be mailed or faxed to the Film & Video Collection Scheduling Office when completed.

The Viewing Room has the capability to show videos in VHS (NTSC and PAL) and DVD (multi-region, standard definition, and Blu-ray). Projection equipment includes a rear-screen multimedia projector with Dolby surround sound. A computer with connection to the multimedia projector is available for use in accessing the Internet. If projection capabilities of a personal laptop are required, please notify staff prior to the screening and arrange a time to test compatibility.

Please Note: A faculty member or a designated teaching assistant must be present to conduct or monitor classes during screenings in the Viewing Room.

The Viewing Room should be vacated at least fifteen minutes prior to the closing time of the Film & Video Collection.

Audiovisual Carrels

Viewing and listening facilities for all materials in the Film & Video Collection are available in 23 audiovisual carrels, designed for both individual and group use. Equipment available for use in the carrels includes:

VHS players, international VHS (NTSC/PAL) players, DVD and Blu-ray players, international DVD players, gaming consoles, a laserdisc player, a 16mm film viewer, 35mm slide viewers, audio cassette players, and a record player.

Media Research Room

The Film & Video Collection has a Media Research Room available for use by University of Delaware faculty in researching and previewing materials for curriculum support. The Media Research Room provides a quiet space where faculty can work in privacy and is equipped with a desk, an LCD TV monitor, DVD player (multi-region, standard definition, and Blu-ray), VHS player (NTSC and PAL), and networked computer. There are also a number of print resources and catalogs available for use in searching film and video titles and distributors. Film & Video Collection staff will be happy to work with faculty in locating videos from a wide range of sources and assist them in selection of video programs including academic films, documentaries, international films, special purpose videos, and feature films. The Media Research Room is located in Room 005, Film & Video Collection on the lower level of the Morris Library and may be scheduled for use by faculty when the Film & Video Collection is open. To schedule please call 831-8461. At times when the room is not scheduled, instructors may use it on a first-come basis.

Please Note: Because of its size and location, the Media Research Room is intended for individual use and is not suitable for use by classes.