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Special Collections

About the 16mm Collection

Image of 16mm Collection in Film Vault.The Pratt Institute Libraries have a collection of over 2,400 unique titles on 16mm.  The bulk of the collection was donated by the Brooklyn Public Library and includes full-length and short films on art, architecture, design, history, and social topics; educational films; animation for adults and children; public service announcements; feature films; and experimental films.  Most films date to the 1970s and 80s. A selection of these titles have been processed and can be found through the Library Catalog.

Use of the 16mm collection requires completion of a half-hour training session. Pratt faculty, staff, and students who have been certified may circulate 16mm films/projectors and reserve the MMB screening room.  To schedule a training session, please fill out this form.

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Searching and Browsing 16mm Films

  • Browse a searchable PDF including all 16mm holdings.
  • Browse a Selection of Films in PrattCat. (Includes only cataloged titles that may be borrowed or used on site.)
    • At any time you may type an asterisk (*) into "any field" and search on material type "16mm" to search all 16mm entries in the catalog - sort by "title" for alphabetical search.
  • Please send an email to for further inquiries. Please note that the information about the individual titles has not been completely vetted.

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