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Finding Films at Oberlin
The fastest way to see if Oberlin has access to a film is to look it up by title in OBIS. Films that we may have access to are most likely available through a DVD checkout (check the borrowing guidelines to see how long titles from different libraries circulate) or through Kanopy, a video streaming service. If Oberlin does not have access to a film, you should check the holdings of the Oberlin Public Library (where you can check out materials with your student card), OhioLink, and Search Ohio. Just make sure you look for films that say "Available" in OhioLink and SearchOhio, as not every library in these systems lends DVD's to non-local users.
OBIS: Catalog of the Oberlin College Library This link opens in a new window
Search for books, journals, databases, etc. at Oberlin College.
Kanopy This link opens in a new window
Online videos include documentaries and feature films. Most films require a librarian to approve purchase before viewing. Further details on recent changes to Kanopy and a list of currently licensed Kanopy films are available on the Kanopy research guide
OhioLINK Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
OhioLINK Library Catalog is a combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio's universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK's design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
SearchOhio This link opens in a new window
A combined catalog of over 16 million items held by Ohio public libraries that allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media to Oberlin College within a matter of days. SearchOhio is a partner with the OhioLINK system, which serves academic libraries.