The Film Study Center's video collection now includes more than 25,000 DVDs, more than 2,000 Blu-ray discs, and nearly 6,000 VHS tapes, with new titles added almost daily. It spans the history of cinema and includes work from over 150 countries. It also includes nearly 3,000 items from the field of television.
All members of the Yale community with a Yale ID card are welcome to view any media in the collection onsite, but loans for use offsite are restricted to current Yale faculty, teaching assistants, and students. Visit our Access & Circulation page for details.
Faculty are encouraged to visit our Curricular Support page for information on using Film Study Center media to support Yale courses.
Our collection development strategy is motivated by a desire to meet the teaching and learning needs of all Yale students and faculty working with film. We strive to expand and strengthen our robust general collection, while also deepening the collection in key research areas in consultation with Yale faculty. We welcome acquisition requests and inquiries about ways the Film Study Center can support individual research interests. Decisions regarding acquisitions are based primarily on academic needs, with priority given to current-year courses and active research projects.