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 Library

* The Video Library has moved from East Pyne to Firestone Library.  Film Digitization, the Reserve Collection and Streaming Services will continue as usual at the new location, B Floor (B-2J and B-3J). The contents in current web page will be updated accordingly after the move.

The Video Library provides resources, facilities, and support for the purposeful use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. The Video Library supports independent language study with a large selection of instructional materials and the appropriate viewing technology. The Video Library also assists Princeton University faculty in incorporating technology and video in their teaching and research. The VL manages the majority of the University's video collection and video reserves .

The Video Library is located in the lower level of East Pyne.

SCOLA logoPrinceton University now subscribes to SCOLA which features 8 on-line foreign language channels. To see the current schedule click on SCOLA and select “World TV On-Line”. The option of downloading programs to your computer is also available. Using the built-in “Video Editor” you can create a clip and save it to your computer to show only a portion of the program downloaded. SCOLA also contains a gallery of images from around the world that can be downloaded.

The following channels are available 24x7.

Channel Broadcast
1 European
2 Spanish and Portuguese
3 Mandarin Chinese (Confucius Institute)
4 Asian
5 African
6 Middle Eastern
7 Far East
8 Eurasian

Video-On-Demand: Digitizing Requests

Video materials placed on reserve are generally made available to students of the course via Video-On-Demand. Students registered in these classes may view assigned video materials at any time during the semester through the Blackboard course page while on campus.

Requests to have films digitized for class can be entered into ORRS or contact Barbara McLaughlin, mclaugh@princeton.edu. If you have any questions regarding the VOD service or would like more information please call 258-0739.

Video Reserves for Fall 2015 Courses

Requests for video materials to be held on course reserve should be placed through Firestone Library's Online Reserve Request System. Detailed instructions for using this system can be found on the ORRS Instruction Sheet. To put items on reserve log into ORRS.

Renew items online

Library items can now be renewed online through the new SeachIt@PUL system.


Film Digitization, the Reserve Collection and Streaming Services will continue as usual at the new location.

Firestone Library, B Floor (B-2J and B-3J)