About the Yale Film Study Center
The Yale Film Study Center, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013, is committed to the preservation of, and access to, resources for the scholarly study and appreciation of cinema.
We have over 20,000 DVDs, 650 titles on Blu-ray, 6,500 VHS tapes, 600 35mm prints and 3,600 16mm prints.
Access to the 35mm and 16mm collections is limited to course-related screenings and individual research. Films are accessible to scholars and researchers by appointment and in close consultation with Film Study Center staff. Except under rare circumstances, films will not circulate off campus.
The 35mm and 16mm collections are now listed on Orbis. For example, to look up titles on 16mm, enter "16 mm" in the Search In field, and choose Search For "Call Number - Local".
The Film Study Center has a seminar room (B-20, capacity 24) available for screenings and classroom instruction with a 10 foot wide screen for digital and 3D projection; and a screening room (B-21, capacity 15) with a 65 inch wall-mounted monitor and 16mm projection. Both rooms accommodate DVD, Blu-ray and VHS.
We also have 12 private viewing booths for individual use. All worldwide media formats may be viewed. Three clip capture-enabled work stations are available by appointment for individual use by students and faculty for course-related projects. These are used to capture excerpts only.
The Film Study Center co-manages two state-of-the-art film projection facilities on the Yale campus. The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street (capacity 240), features a 20 foot wide screen, and is capable of showing 35mm prints in Dolby Digital stereo surround sound, as well as 16mm prints. Room 106 at 212 York Street is a 55-seat classroom, featuring both film formats with Dolby Digital stereo sound capability for 35mm. Additionally, both facilities support screenings in a variety of digital media formats including Blu-ray. Check here for a list of supported media by searching Central Campus Classroom by building name or address.
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Reservation / Request Forms
Loan renewals may be requested online or by calling the Film Study Center - (203) 432-0148 - on the due date before closing time. The online renewal form is restricted by Yale NetID and password.