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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Library Services for Faculty

A guide to the many and multi-faceted library services to faculty at Sewanee

Screening Films

While students have numerous online choices for viewing required or suggested films for your class there may be an occasion when you prefer that students view the film as a group or the film might not be readily available online. Films in duPont Library can be placed on reserve for students to check out for a limited time for viewing or if you prefer a group setting, the film can be checked out and screened for your students at several locations.

DVDs can be shown in classrooms across campus.

Recommended spaces for film screenings include:
•    Blackman Auditorium in Woods Lab (DVD, BluRay*)
•    Gailor Auditorium G11 (DVD*)
•    Gailor Screening Room G02 (DVD*, BluRay*)
•    Gailor 225 Language Resource Center (VHS, DVD*)
•    Gailor classrooms can be used when other spaces are in use (DVD*)
•    Sewanee Union Theater - SUT (DVD, BluRay)

When the SUT is not in use for regularly scheduled film screenings it can be rented for special class movies or private parties. Charges do apply. For more information please contact Suvi Piipponen at 931.598.1386 or

           * Denotes Region Free Player allowing for foreign films to be screened    

All of these spaces should be requested through Sewanee Facilities Request (EMS) with information in the Notes field about the film that will be shown and whether that film will be provided by the faculty member or needs to be checked out from duPont Library.

If you need assistance screening a film in your classroom during a normal class time please contact your Faculty Technology Coordinator who will be glad to help.

The recommended spaces listed above have work-study students available to assist with starting and stopping the film if needed. Support staff can also coordinate the acquisition and return of the film to duPont Library. Please include the title, director, and year of the film in your EMS reservation to help ensure the correct film is screened.

Contact Helen Stapleton at x1468 or to coordinate film screenings in any of the Gailor Hall spaces.
Contact Technology/Access and Support at x1372 or to coordinate film screenings in Blackman Auditorium.