Video Library

East Pyne Building

Today's Hours

  • Open
    8:30 am to 10:00 pm
    For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule

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Video-on-demand and Video Reserves

Video materials placed on reserve for Princeton courses are generally made available to students of the course via Video-On-Demand as well as physical reserve in the Video Library.

Assigned audio and video materials can be accessed through your Blackboard course page and are made available only to the participants of the course and for the duration of the course. Streaming video is also restricted to computers on the campus network and is not available via VPN. Videos may stream properly over wireless but good performance cannot be guaranteed. For best performance, please connect to the campus network with an Ethernet cable or use a campus cluster computer.To request material be digitized contact Barbara McLaughlin, 609-258-0739.

Creating Video Clips

We can assist you in creating video clips to show in class or add to a presentation. You might want to create several small, more manageable video clips from a DVD or VHS tape to make it easier to work with your project.

The Video Library has video editing software installed that will allow you to capture film clips, combine several clips into a single clip and trim the beginning or end of a clip.

Foreign language audio, video and on-line language channels

The Video Library supports the use of audio, video, and other multimedia materials for specific assignments and for self-directed study. Materials can be placed on reserve in the Video Library or can be integrated into a Blackboard course website. The Library subscribes to SCOLA which features 8 on-line foreign language channels. More information regarding SCOLA is located on our home page.

Video/Film collection

The Video Library manages and circulates the bulk of the University's collection of video materials. The Center provides equipment and spaces for the viewing of all common video formats.

Up-to-date listings of the materials in the collection can be found in the Princeton University Library's Main Catalog.

Language learning software

The Video Library provides for the distribution of language audio and video materials for coursework at Princeton, either via the Blackboard course management system or the computer lab in Firestone Library.