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Instructional Media Collections and Services FAQ

Whom do I contact if I need a DVD or VCR player for my classroom?

Audio Visual Services handles all equipment requests. Please contact them at (310) 206-6591 or

Can I get a copy of a film in the IMCS collection?

Only in limited circumstances. IMCS can only provide copies of titles for which we hold the rights to duplicate and distribute only, usually produced by UCLA, with a fee. Please contact IMCS for further information.

How can I get a 16mm or 3/4″ tape held in the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)?

Please contact IMCS and we can establish if the items are able to be viewed. 16mm films can only be viewed in our office in Powell Library, Room 46, with an advance appointment. 3/4 inch tapes (U-matics) are mostly unplayable at this date, but if still playable may be viewed in the Powell Library Media Lab, and in some cases can be transferred to a newer format. Please be aware that paging from SRLF takes a few days, so make requests as early as possible.

I am a student and I would like to use media from the collection for a class presentation. Can I check it out myself?

Your professor or teaching assistant must make advance arrangements with IMCS staff to check it out for you to be used for a designated period of time.

How can I put media on reserve for my students?

Please see the Placing Course Reserves page.

As a teaching assistant, am I eligible for mini-grants?

Yes, but the maximum award amount differs from that for faculty. Learn more about the Mini-Grant Program. Please contact IMCS for more details.

Will you deliver media to my classroom?

IMCS does not deliver media to the classroom. Materials circulating to classrooms must be picked up and returned in person to the IMCS office in Powell Library, Room 46.

What are other resources for free audiovisual streaming content?

Additional resources can be found in the UCLA Library guide for Film and Video Collections.

Contact Instructional Media Collections and Services

Phone: (310) 825-0755

University of California, Los Angeles
Powell Library, Room 46 (turn left and go downstairs from the main library entrance)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1517
Box 951517
Campus Mail Code 151704