Thursday, November 20, 2008

Take a Movie Break with our New DVDs

Papers are due; exams are looming. If you start to stress, take a sanity break with the Goodson Law Library's new collection of law-related feature films on DVD! The collection includes the ABA Journal's list of 25 Greatest Legal Movies (and honorable mentions), and we are planning to expand it with your help (submit your suggestions to Lauren M. Collins,

Available feature film DVDs are displayed on Level 3, next to the James D. Cox Legal Fiction Collection. Bring the empty case to the Circulation Desk to receive the disc. (Note that the library also owns a number of nonfiction, or documentary, DVDs which are shelved by call number with the General Collection; to view a full list of DVDs available in the Goodson Law Library, click here.) Law Library DVDs may be borrowed for 3 days at a time.

If you need a non-legal movie break, you might take a trip to the Perkins Library (on West Campus) or Lilly Library (on East Campus), which both offer a display of the latest popular DVD releases, for checkout only to undergraduate and graduate students. These "DevilDVDs" are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be checked out by students for 3 days. The Lilly Library also has an impressive collection of more than 18,000 feature and documentary films, but you must visit the library in person to borrow them.

Need a quiet place to watch your movie? You can hook up a laptop with DVD playback capability in one of our eight private study rooms, which each feature a 32-inch LCD screen. Demand for study rooms becomes high around exam season, though, so you may wish to reserve a room up to 24 hours in advance.