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A guide to how to locate Videos and DVDs in the Diamond catalog, as well as where to borrow these items.

Diamond Catalog Video/DVD search

All videos and DVDs in the library collections are listed in Diamond, the Temple University Libraries' catalog.  Diamond contains listings for films held by Paley Media Services and the CLA Ed Tech Center, as well as films housed at Ambler and Temple's satellite campuses in Rome and Japan.

Search for Videos or DVDs by keyword using the Video/DVD search link available from the Diamond main search screen. 

To search by Author (directors and actors), Title, or Subject Headings, use the Advanced search link in Diamond.  Use the "Any Field" pull down menus to select Author, Title, or Subject, enter the desired search terms, and--on the next line--search for the keyword "Videorecording" as "Any Field".

If you find a movie with no location information, it has been ordered but hasn't arrived in the libraries yet.  If you find a movie marked "New in Transit", talk to staff at a service desk or use the Ask a Librarian! online reference service to see about getting the book processed and held for you.

Paley Library Videos/DVDs

The Video and DVD collection at Paley Library is located behind the Media Services desk on the building's ground floor.  For quicker service, please bring the call number(s) to the service desk when making your request. 

Videos and DVDs with a location of Paley Media Services can be checked out by anyone with a Temple ID for a period of 7 days.  Videos and DVDs with a location of Paley Media Services Reserves are currently being used by a class and, as a result, can only be checked out for 4 hours and viewed in-house.  Reserving faculty and TAs may be allowed longer check-outs of reserve films for in-class use.

You can search Paley's film holdings in the Diamond catalog.

CLA Ed Tech Center Videos/DVDs

The College of Liberal Arts Educational Technology Center collection, located in AL-21 Anderson Hall, is a teaching resource for faculty and TAs.  Faculty are allowed to check out video, audio, and slide resources.  Students are not permitted to check out materials, but may view visual materials related to their coursework in selected study spaces at the Center.

You can search the CLA ED Tech Center's film holdings in the Diamond catalog.


Temple University Libraries welcomes suggestions for purchase from users. If you would like to recommend a DVD or videotape for purchase use the request form or contact a subject specialist.


Brian Boling
Paley Library, Room 15
(215) 204-4911