The Pratt Institute Libraries make available to faculty, students, and staff an extensive film and video collection of over 6,000 unique titles to support teaching and learning through the Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR) department. The collection of DVDs, VHS tapes, 16mm films, and other assorted formats are available for circulation and viewing on the Lower Level of the Library. Screening rooms are also available through VMR. The collection can be searched in PrattCat, the Library's online catalog. VMR circulates DVD drives for seven days at a time from the DVD circulation desk. Borrow one and make it a movie night! The physical collection is supplemented by a streaming video subscriptions through Docuseek, Electronic Arts Intermix, Alexander Street Press and Kanopy.
Faculty can request films be placed on reserve for one-time screenings, or for the full-semester by filling out the online form.
VMR collects films and videos relevant to the Pratt community’s academic needs, but also to promote the relaxation and intellectual and artistic development of the student body. Members of the Pratt community are encouraged to suggest new titles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.