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Multimedia Collections & Services

CDs & DVDs

The Silverman Library multimedia collection has thousands of CDs, DVDs, and streaming titles. Browse our DVD titles on our shelves near the Library Services Desk on the third floor, or search the Libraries Catalog. CDs and DVDs circulate for 10 days. Visit our Streaming Media web page for help finding our streaming audio and video titles.


Faculty may reserve multimedia materials for classroom showings using the simple instructions on our Booking Multimedia Materials web page.
Other multimedia collections and services are available at Abbott Library on the South Campus, and on the North Campus, at the Music Library in Baird Hall and the Koren Audio Visual Center in the Law Library, O’Brian Hall.
Items may be requested via UB Document Express for delivery between North and South campuses.
Faculty placing multimedia materials on reserve for a course, see our Course Reserve Submission web page.
UB clubs and organizations wishing to show a film from the Libraries collection, please see our Public Performance Rights web page.

Film Reviews

Reviews of educational and documentary films are not always easy to find. Here are a few sites that will get you started.

"A database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada."

"One of the oldest and certainly the liveliest film and movie review destination on the Web! Founded in 1995, hosts more than 8,000 movie reviews and feature stories contributed by 20-some critics located throughout the world."

Good online search engine for movie reviews.

New York Times movie reviews, trailers, showtimes
(From University of Connecticut Libraries web page)