The Library has a large collection of films. More recent purchases are DVDs, but part of the collection is on video.
Films may be borrowed by members of the Department for Continuing Education and are in addition to your book loan allowance. Members of other departments who are studying film courses/options may also borrow films. Films are on closed access, please ask for films at the Library Desk. There is also a video and DVD player available in the Library.
Not all older recordings are listed on SOLO. For a complete listing and more information on the film collection, please go to the Library website
Books of interest to Film students are shelved on the lower floor of the Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|791.43||Motion pictures/Films||791.436||Film Genres|
|791.4301||Film art||791.437||Film Adaptations|
|791.433||Film Presentation||791.4375||Film Reviews|
Separate sequences of Oversize books and Pamphlets are located on the lower floor of the Library before the main book sequence begins
The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:
|BFI Film and Television Handbook||791.403 BFI (Q/REF)|
|Cassell Companion to Cinema||791.43 CAS(Q/REF)|
|Halliwell's Film and Video Guide||791.43 HAL (Q/REF)|
|International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers||791.43 INT (Q/REF)|
|Oxford Guide to Film Studies||791.43 OXF (Q/REF)|
|Oxford History of World Cinema||791.4301 OXF (Q/REF)|
The Library has a current subscription to the following Film journal title in print format:
All our journals are catalogued on SOLO. You can also view a complete list in the Library or on our website
Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found in the Film sequence of the periodicals section in the Lower Library.
Many e-journals are available for Film Studies. For more information, see the additional guide: Film Studies: a short guide to Bodleian Libraries resources for Film Studies. This guide gives information on Film Studies collections in other Bodleian Libraries together with information on e-resources for Film