Answered By: Michael Zeliff Last Updated: May 11, 2017 Views: 10
Films in the Libraries' collections that are rare may be available only online. If so, off-campus access to the film will require logging in with a University ID and password (viewers must currently be a student, faculty, or staff at UMCP). On-campus, visitors not affiliated with this university can also access online films in many cases.
To determine if UMD Libraries own a particular film, go to the Libraries' homepage and enter the film's title in the search box in the middle. Click on Search or Enter, then click on the blue title for the film, if it is available.
These steps will provide information about the copy's format (e. g., is it available as a CD, online, etc.?), location (must one go to Hornbake's Media Services to view or check it out?), and present status (is it 'on shelf' or checked out presently?).
If the film is available online through UMD Libraries but you are not affiliated with, or cannot visit UMCP, another option might be to request a copy through Interlibrary Loan at either a school you attend or through a local public library.
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