And to answer the first, unspoken question hanging in the air, yes, we do have videos and DVDs available to borrow.
They used to be kept in the Audio/Visual Department room over at the Unistructure, which is why you may not have been previously aware of their existence, but now they’re located in the periodicals area of the staff suite behind the Circulation Desk (you’ll see the location listed as “Bryant Circulation Desk” in the HELIN Catalog). If you see a title in the catalog that you want to borrow, it’s a simple as telling the person working at the desk the call number and title of the DVD or VHS tape you’re looking for and waiting while they go look for it (and no, sorry, you can’t go out back for a quick browse).
If you’re unfamiliar with the titles we have available, it’s well worth taking a look in the catalog. Documentaries, PBS series, classical theatrical films, instructional videos… there’s all kinds of great material hiding back there. They’re available to students and staff alike for use at home and in the classroom, and they can also be viewed on-site at the new viewing station on the second floor (more on this later). They can also be lent to off-campus library users through the HELIN system and interlibrary loan.