Video Collection

The Film Study Center's video collection now includes more than 27,000 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 160 countries. It also includes nearly 3,000 items from the field of television.


Please visit our Access & Circulation page for information on borrowing media from the video collection. 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 purchase 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC SCREENINGS: In conformance with copyright law, screenings advertised and/or open to the public are not permitted, unless public performance rights are included with the purchase of the item (indicated in the item record in the online catalog) or the exhibitor obtains public performance rights from the studio or distributor. Proof of public performance authorization must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Film Study Center prior to any public screening of Film Study Center media. Click here for copyright guidance.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAW: In conformance with copyright law, it is unlawful to make digital or physical copies of any item in the Film Study Center collection. Click here for copyright guidance.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:16pm