The Library has over 2,000 videos on DVD or VHS as well as about 30,000 titles available on our streaming media platforms. Use the search box below to search by title, personal name, or topic to see if the Library has the video you're looking for (but please note our Kanopy collection titles are not currently discoverable with that search).
As DVDs and VHD are intended primarily for classroom use, our loan periods are more restrictive than those of our regular book collection. John Jay Faculty may borrow for a 3-day loan period and can request an extension prior to the due date at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other CUNY faculty* and all CUNY (including John Jay) students get a 3-hour loan period and must watch the videos in the Library. Non-CUNY patrons need to arrange a guest pass into the Library and then arrangements can be made for them to view a video on premises.
*If other CUNY faculty would like to borrow a video to show in their classes, requests must be made through their campus's media or interlibrary loan departments (this varies by campus).
DVD's can be viewed on any Library computer and headphones are provided if needed. All VHS tapes, however, must be viewed in the Library's media rooms. If you need to use the room, the staff at the circulation desk will direct you.