Film, TV, and radio

An extensive collection of films, documentaries, recorded theatre, and TV programmes, which can be watched online or borrowed free of charge.

TV and radio, on-demand

The Box of Broadcasts (BoB) service allows you to request recordings of upcoming TV and radio programmes and watch archived broadcasts online.

Please note that due to copyright restrictions, you need to be physically located in the UK to use BoB. You will also need to register when accessing for the first time.

Connect to Box of Broadcasts

DVD and Blu-ray recordings

Search for movies, documentaries, and training videos - on DVD and Blu-ray.

If you want to browse, movies, documentaries, and TV programmes are usually shelved in the 791 section. Headphones are available to borrow and study rooms are generally suitable for group viewings.

Search DVD and Blu-ray recordings

Archives and other resources

  • Films from the home front - A collection of unique moving images illustrating what life was like for ordinary people in Britain during the Second World War, as seen through amateur documentaries, newsreels, government films, and home movies.
  • Screen Search - Archive of films arranged by theme, e.g. family life, commemoration, rural life, seaside, etc.

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