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DVDs in Leavey Library - Finding & Using

This is a guide to finding, reserving, and viewing DVDs and videos held in the Leavey Library.

Reserves Questions

Danny Pacheco


Placing DVDs on Course Reserve

  • Professors/instructors wanting to show films in their class must fill out the library's online reserve form through our Course Reserves - Automated Reserves System (ARES).
  • Once all the required information is filled out detailing the film that is desired to be purchased select "Please consider this item for purchase".  The Library will endeavor to purchase all films needed for a course. 
  • Please keep in mind that it may take at least three weeks for a film or films to become available in Leavey for check-out.  Because of this professors/instructors are strongly urged to submit their requests as far ahead as possible before the  actual time they wish to show a given film in their classrooms.



Viewing DVDs on Reserve

  • Students may check out DVDs, laptops with DVD drives, and headphones at the Circulation Desk on the first floor

  • Checkout time for Course Reserve DVDs is 4 hours (please note: DVD drives can only be checked out for 3 hours at a time but can be renewed)

  • Students may also reserve a group study room on the Leavey 3rd floor west wing to project the DVDs from the laptop to a 30", 32", or 55" large display monitor.  To reserve a group study room, go to or