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DVD-LEND at the Music and Media Library: Home

Learn the basics about DVD-LEND circulation privileges and how to find them EUCLID. Includes handy instant search links.

What is DVD-LEND?

The DVD-LEND Collection at the Music and Media Library consists of a selection of DVDs from the general media collection that are available for three-day checkout to Emory students as well as to other selected borrowers. These appear in discoverE with the collection name DVD-LEND next to the call number:


How are DVD-LENDs selected?

The DVD-LEND Collection includes many recent, popular or in-demand titles. It excludes very expensive and hard-to-obtain discs. Titles frequently used for classes are in the Lending Collection only when the library holds more than one copy. In keeping with the library's emphasis on supporting research and instruction, DVD-LEND items may be booked by instructors for classroom use or put on course reserve and thus restricted to use in the library.

Restrictions on Use

DVDs are lent for the purpose of viewing in the home or showing in official Emory classes only. Other uses, including showings on campus, may violate terms of the license pertaining to the title. The borrower is responsible for observing all licensing restrictions and pertinent laws. Please contact the Music and Media Library if you need further information.

Massive DVD-LEND Expansion Project Completed!



Game of Thrones Season 3 and Omkara, two films available through our DVD-LEND program.



The Heilbrun Music and Media Library recently completed a massive project over the winter break to convert nearly 5,000 additional titles to DVD-LEND. Now over 13,000 DVDs--more than half of the total DVD collection--are DVD-LEND. James Steffen, the Film and Media Studies Librarian, reviewed the entire DVD collection to identify eligible titles. Sarah Ward, the Music and Media Coordinator, together with student assistants from the Music and Media Library and the Library Service Desk, performed the actual conversion and labeling of DVDs.


A large number of these films are not available through online streaming services such as Netflix -  the only way to view them is on DVD.


The main criteria for selecting titles were:


  • Compatible with U.S. DVD players and computers.

  • Foreign language films that have English subtitle options.

  • Not rare and out of print.

  • Not higher priced educational titles or titles with special licensing restrictions.


Circulation Policies

  • Eligible Emory borrowers may check out up to 3 DVD-LEND items for 3 days.
  • One online renewal is allowed, as long as the item has not been requested by another user (such as for a classroom booking.) To renew DVD-LENDs and other eligible library materials, log in to discoverE with your Emory ID and password.
  • For more about general video circulation policies in the Music and Media Library, see here.
  • Some individual titles may be temporarily unavailable through the DVD-LEND program to meet course reserves needs.


Suggest a title!

If you want to suggest a library DVD for the DVD-LEND program or if you want to recommend a new DVD for purchase, contact James Steffen, the Film and Media Studies Librarian, at or contact the subject librarian for your department.

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James Steffen
Music and Media Library

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