Film booking is a service granting PCC faculty easy access to videos for their instructional and classroom use. PCC Library owns over 10,000 videos on VHS and DVD and provides access to thousands more through library accounts with Kanopy, Films on Demand, and Netflix. Instructional film booking allows faculty to request film, video, and media materials from library collections for a specified period of time in order to ensure that the materials are available when the instructor needs them most.
How does it work?
Searching for videos
- Do an advanced search in the PCC Library search using author, subject, title or keywords. Consider limiting the search by “Format” (e.g. “DVD Video”) in order to browse only those types of materials. Remember to write down the titles and call numbers of any items under consideration for film booking.
- Having trouble finding appropriate materials? Contact us, visit a campus library for help, or inquire about Films on Demand, Kanopy or Netflix holdings.
- Fill out the film booking form. This form will ask for information regarding the item, the pick up location, and the time period the item is required.
- A PCC film booking technician will send a confirmation email to the instructor after the booking is processed.
- Requests should be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the date needed.
- Film booking may not be able to fill requests made less than three weeks in advance of the date needed.
Picking up film booking requests
Films booked for instruction will be made available at the Checkout desk of the designated pickup location on the date requested.
Frequently asked questions
Why place a film booking request?
Does a booking guarantee the materials will be available?
What counts as instructor use?
Locations and types of videos
- Main video collection
- Located in the general shelves of each PCC campus library
- Normally a 3 week checkout plus two renewals
- Course reserve videos
- Located behind the Checkout desk of each campus library
- 2-hour (some are longer), in-library use only
- Course reserve collection can include telecourse tapes, classroom-produced media, and special departmental instructional media
- These items may not be booked for instructional use but may be useful to faculty for reference
- Other videos
Can I access equipment to view the film?
Why do I need to make a request so far in advance?
What about Summit and interlibrary loan?
How do I use Netflix appropriately?
What is Films on Demand?
How do I get help scheduling films or videos?