Lilly Library on East Campus is the main repository for videos and DVDs at Duke. Ask for videos or DVDs at the service desk in the entrance hall of Lilly Library.
The Music Media Center, part of the Music Library and located in room 027 of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building on East Campus has over 1000 videocassettes, video discs, and DVDs that include musical performances, music history and musical style documentation, and some instrument instruction topics. Topics range from classical music to world music to rock and rap music and more.
The Music Media Center has 16 listening/viewing terminals that allow patrons to use all of the media formats available in the Media Center. Headphones are available for check-out and must be used in-house. Stations allow up to four people to view/listen to the same media item simultaneously. The Media Center also has a wall-mounted plasma screen with speaker and headphone capabilities; contact the Media Center staff for use policies.
The Public Documents and Maps Department has nearly 100 VHS video tapes located in media cabinets on the 3rd Floor of the Bostock building. These come from the US federal government, the United Nations, and the European Union. There are no viewing stations in Perkins Library, but they can be checked out to view at home, or at the viewing stations in Lilly Library on East Campus. Please ask Reference staff for assistance if you wish to check one out.
The Rubenstein Library holds subject-focused collections of film and video. For example, the films of H. Lee Waters were shot in the 1930s and 1940s to depict small town life in many different communities in S.C., Va. and especially N.C. As part of the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History, the library holds examples of TV advertising (e.g., Video Resources New York Inc. Television commercial videos, ca. 1950s–1960s). Contact their Research Services Department for assistance finding these materials.
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