DVDs, VHS & Laserdiscs

We have videos in three formats: DVDs, VHS tapes, and (just a few) laserdiscs. We charge overdue fines for late returns and replacement fees for lost/damaged items. 

Want to request a film for us to buy? Send us your purchase suggestion.

DVDs

DVDs are shelved on the first floor to the left of the circulation desk, and some more recent releases are shelved separately from the others on the "New DVDs" (previously "Popular Collection") shelf in that area. DVDs on reserve are kept behind the circulation desk. DVDs may be watched on any library computer or by using the equipment on the ground floor, and may checked out from the circulation desk.

Patron TypeCheckout LengthSimultaneous CheckoutsRenewals
Faculty 2 weeks No limit No limit
Students, Staff, & Alumni 1 week 3 None
Visitors 3 hours, in-library only No limit None

VHS & Laserdiscs

Swem's VHS and Laserdiscs are currently in offsite storage and must be requested. VHS and laserdiscs may only be checked out by faculty, students, and staff.

Patron TypeCheckout LengthSimultaneous CheckoutsRenewals
Faculty 1 week No limit No limit
Students & Staff 3 hours, in-library only No limit None

Exceptions

  • W&M Language House tutors may check out DVDs, VHS, and laserdiscs for 7 days. 
  • Christopher Wren Association instructors teaching a CWA class can place videos on reserve.
  • A W&M faculty member can grant special borrowing privileges to a student or staff member by signing the Video Checkout Permission Form.