New DVDs at the Library
To see recently-added titles in the Library's collection, click here.
Browse DVDs by Location
Browse DVDs by Genre
Browse DVDs by Language
All of the library's audiovisual holdings are listed in The Bridge, the library's online catalog. You may search for audiovisual items just as you would a book. Searching by keyword is strongly recommended.
The media collection is open to use by anyone with Carleton library borrowing privileges, including faculty, staff, and students of St. Olaf College. Carleton faculty may check out materials for a full term, however, these items will be subject to the same recall, block, and replacement policies as print materials. St. Olaf faculty may check out materials for 7 days. Carleton staff and students may check out materials for 3 days. St. Olaf staff and students may check out materials for 4 hours for use in the library only.
Requesting New Titles
Faculty from any department may request the purchase of materials by contacting the Media Librarian.
Once requested, please allow a minimum of two weeks for materials to arrive. Some titles from educational film distributors (e.g. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Bullfrog Films) may take longer to arrive because they make each copy on demand.
Students and staff may also suggest titles for purchase by contacting the Media Librarian.
If you've looked up information on a movie on Google or another search engine recently, you might have seen links to websites where it looks like you can simply download the movie for free. These are torrent sites, and torrents are small digital files that can be loaded into filesharing software that will then allow you to download a larger digital file (a movie, MP3 music files, ebooks, video games) to your computer. Such files are often (but not always) illegal copies. Please be aware that Gould Library does not download any torrent files of any content for any purpose, even if that is the only way a movie (or other item) is available.
Putting Media on Reserve
Because it is housed behind the reserves desk, the media collection is already a "closed reserve" collection. At the same time, the materials are still subject to checkout by other faculty. If faculty would like to ensure that materials will be readily available for in-library use by students, they may place them on reserve by contacting the Media Librarian or the library's Reserves Coordinator. For more information on library reserves, see the reserves policies.
Scheduling Class Screenings
Two classrooms equipped for video screenings are available in the library. Room 305 has a capacity of 20, room 344 has a capacity of 25. Screenings in the library can be scheduled by emailing email@example.com. Screenings should be booked at least a week in advance to ensure availability of rooms and materials. Library staff will take care of starting all screenings that take place in the library, but cannot be responsible for screenings outside the library.
Viewing Media in the Library
The library provides a DVD/VCR-equipped viewing station on the fourth floor (near the open reserves shelves) and several viewing stations on the mezzanine (or fifth floor) level. DVDs may also be played in any of the computers in the library's computer labs. Headphones, if needed, may be borrowed from the library's reserves desk.
Small groups of students may use room 314 to watch DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The room can be reserved by using the sign-up sheet in the room. The Library classrooms (305 and 344) may also be used to watch DVDs and videotapes if they are not already scheduled for use.
Other Carleton Media Collections
In addition to the media collection housed at the Library, a number of departmental or program media collections are open to use by the campus community. Please click the links below for contact and access information.
Technical support (including equipment and duplication) for media in the classroom or anywhere outside the library is provided by Presentation, Events and Production Support (PEPS), x7070.