film & video ordering
We provide assistance in acquiring and scheduling films, videotapes, and other media for UCSB classes.
UCSB maintains video and film collections in Kerr and Buchanan Halls. Materials from these collections are available at no charge for instructional purposes only. Previews are available upon request from the instructor.
Instructional Resources provides faculty with a subsidy of $50.00 per quarter for acquiring titles from off campus vendors, libraries and rental agencies (which must also cover shipping charges). Any charges over the $50.00 limit will be recharged back to the faculty member's academic department at the end of the quarter. It is the professor's responsibility to communicate any anticipated recharges to their department.
In accordance with Fair Use Guidelines, all of our film, video, and DVD holdings are solely for the use of our faculty, for viewing on our campus, in support of the instructional mission.
- Orders to off-campus vendors must be placed at least three (3) weeks in advance of show date. We cannot guarantee availability from off-campus vendors, but will make every effort to meet showdate requests. Orders placed with less than two (2) weeks lead time will be assessed a $15.00 late fee, recharged to the professor's department, to help defray any late charges or next-day shipping fees imposed by the off-campus vendor. This late fee does not come out of the $50.00 allocation, but rather is a surcharge which will be assessed to the professor's academic department at the end of the quarter.
- Previews for the instructor are available, but subject to the parameters set forth by the vendors. Some are free, some require purchase with full refund, some have a preview charge; any such charges are considered part of the $50.00 instructional support allocation.
- If we do the research, then a $10.00 service fee will be applied to each video title.