How to Browse DVDs

By NYPL Staff
November 27, 2018

The New York Public Library’s circulating collections offer our patrons thousands and thousands of DVDs, all available to borrow for free.

Browsing Onsite

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Use our online Find Your Library tool to find a library near you to browse DVD collections in person. In the Amenities pull-down menu, choose "DVD collection" and you will see a list of libraries that house these collections. You can also see these locations displayed on a map. 

Browsing Online

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Refining Your Search Results

You can refine the results by Collection (Adult, Children, Young Adult). You can also narrow the search results by using the tag facet. To do so, click More to see the tags, select the ones you’re interested in, and click Apply.

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Placing a Hold for Delivery

Library cardholders can request to have any DVD delivered to your local branch for pick up—completely free.  Here’s how.

  1. Identify the DVD you’d like in the online catalog and select Place Hold.

  2. Enter your library card number or username and four digit PIN.

  3. Select your pick up location.

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DVDs in Multiple Languages

To find films in other languages you can run a keyword search in the catalog. Type in the first three letters of the language and DVD. For example, “SPA DVD “or “FRE DVD.” Our most popular world  language collections include: