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Media Collection

The Undergraduate Library’s collections have been moved to other campus libraries. More info

The Library’s media collection serves the instructional and curricular needs of the campus community, as well as the individual study, scholarship, cultural enrichment, and recreational needs of students, faculty, and staff.

The media collection consists of non-print materials in a variety of formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, video game, audio cassette, and CD.

Additional Media Resources


Media items such as DVDs, Blu-ray, and CDs  may be returned to a library bookdrop.

VHS Tapes and VHS Players

If a media item is only available on VHS, email mediaorders@library.illinois.edu to request DVD replacements for VHS tapes you are accustomed to using for classroom showings and/or reserves.

To view VHS tapes using a VCR:

  • The UGL has media viewing stations equipped with VHS players on the lower level of the library.
  • The UGL has a VCR/DVD combo for checkout in the Loanable Technology collection. Please visit the Media Commons Loanable Technology page to reserve this item in advance.