Media Borrowing in the Gelardin New Media Center
Starting on September 1st, students will be able to borrow DVDs, CDs and tapes from the Gelardin New Media Center (1st floor of Lauinger Library) for 3 days instead of the current 24-hour loan period. Any media not on reserve or on hold can be renewed twice, so in many cases students will be able to borrow DVDs for up to 9 days. We strongly encourage faculty to put any audio-visual materials on reserve that they plan to use in a class. The media reserve form also includes an option to stream portions of movies and make them available to students in a particular course on Blackboard.
All Georgetown users can also borrow media from the other schools in the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC) for 3 days at a time. Search GEORGE Discovery to find titles available from all member WRLC universities.
In addition to the 30,000 DVDs, CDs and tapes in Gelardin's collection, the library also has access to several thousand streaming videos that you can access anytime and anywhere! Visit:
- Films on Demand 6,000 streaming documentaries, educational films, and instructional videos from the Films Media Group. Collections include Humanities & Social Sciences and Archival Films & Newsreels.
- Filmaker’s Library Online Streaming video of 1,000 documentaries on race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
- Lynda.com at Georgetown Over 1,300 tutorials on multimedia production, design, professional skills, and more.
- BBC Shakespeare Plays Premier collection of BBC productions of Shakespeare's plays, available via streaming server and on mobile devices. The plays are chaptered by acts, which allows you to zoom directly to a desired segment.
- Vanderbilt Television News Archive Evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS and NBC (since 1968), an hour per day of CNN (since 1995) and Fox News (since 2004). Many newscasts are viewable online; others are available for loan for a fee.