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Watch a Feature Film this Fall - For Free!

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
September 20th, 2006

Did you know that Media Services in the Downtown Campus Library has an outstanding collection of nearly 2000 feature films?

What are my borrowing limits?

WVU students, staff, and faculty may check out films for five days, up to five titles at one time.

How do I find out what films are available at the library?

You can look-up feature films in the MountainLynx Library Catalog or browse a list of them on the Media Services web site.

Other lists of films you can browse from the Media Services site include: New Media, DVD, VHS, Foreign films, Documentary films, Musicals, West Virginia, Horror films, Detective films, American drama, and Drama 20th century.

Directions for Access to the Film Collection 

How do I browse the entire collection?

  • Go to MountainLynx.
  • Select Subject Heading under Search By.
  • Type in feature films in the Search For box and hit enter.
  • Select the link called Feature Films and browse through the titles.

Another way to browse the collection of feature films is to select the list of feature films from the Media Services web site.

How do I search the collection for a specific film title?

  • Go to MountainLynx.
  • Under the Search For box to the left, use the drop down menu beneath Quick Limit to change None to Downtown Library, Media Services.
  • In the Search For box, type in the title of the film you are looking for and do your search.

How do I browse the films we recently purchased?

Here's a sample list of some of the titles you can find:

Lord of the Rings, the Return of the King, directed by Peter Jackson
Call number: MEDIA DV0516 AV LIB

Breakfast on Pluto, directed by Neil Jordan
Call number: MEDIA DV1344 AV LIB

Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart

Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn
Call number: MEDIA DV0149 AV LIB

Master and Commander the Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crowe
Call number: MEDIA DV0481 AV LIB

Paradise Now, Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Call number: MEDIA DV1223 AV LIB

Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick
Call number: MEDIA DV0001 AV LIB

The Pianist, starring Adrien Brody
Call Number: MEDIA DV0319 AV LIB

Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, starring James Stewart
Call number: MEDIA DV0047 AV LIB

King Kong, starring Fay Wray
Call number: MEDIA DV1036 AV LIB

The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves
Call number: MEDIA DV0653 AV LIB