Oberlin has a robust film collection intended to support our academic programs including both Cinema Studies specifically and the curriculum more broadly. We collect feature films, artist films, and documentaries in a variety of formats, seeking to balance longevity of access and expense with ease of access for current students.
The libraries strive to have individual item records in OBIS for each film we have access to. However, increasing our reliance on leased streaming collections has made getting accurate and complete OBIS records more difficult, so it is often necessary to search for films in multiple places to determine if Oberlin has access. Students and faculty needing assistance with this process can contact the research help desk or their liaison librarian.
For foreign language films, these steps may need to be repeated in full for both the English and foreign language versions of the title.