The DVDs and videos we purchase are just like the ones you can get from Amazon, Walmart, or RedBox: they are licensed for home use only. While copyright law makes an exception for showing films in a classroom situation, showing these movies for a public audience, with or without an admission charge, is a violation of copyright. That's what the FBI warning at the beginning is all about.
We have purchased over 400 movies: documentaries, educational titles, and some feature films, that come with public performance rights. These performance rights allow viewing by groups outside of a home viewing experience.
Here's a complete list of these movies, sorted by title.
Not all movies are available for purchase with performance rights, but if you would like us to consider such a purchase, contact your college librarian.
Sun: opens at 9 a.m.*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.