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Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


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Showing a Film in Class

The library’s media collection supports your teaching in and outside of the classroom.

Showing Films in Class

If you plan to show a film, or require your students to watch a film, we recommend that you put it on reserve. Films are housed at the circulation desks in the owning libraries.

Films are for individual and classroom use in accordance with the Interim policy on Showing Videos and Films at Oberlin College

Some films are purchased with Public Performance Rights. Please contact Michael Palazzolo for more information about PPR and showing films outside the classroom on campus.

For technical assistance in showing films, call the AV Help line 775-8953 between 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Public Performance Rights

Some films in the collection are purchased with Public Performance Rights.  These additional rights allow, without further contact with the film distributor, showings that are open to the public and may be advertised on and off-campus, including on the web.  Under no circumstances may admission be charged for such public performance showings.  PPR are noted in the corresponding OBIS catalog records for these films.

View a list of films for which we retain rights.

Contact Megan Mitchell or Michael Palazzolo if you have questions about showing films from the library collections to groups on campus.

Ordering a film to show in class

If a film you need for a course is not in the collection, contact Michael Palazzolo as soon as you become aware of the need.  If the film is not needed for the current or upcoming semester, contact your library liaison.

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