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.
- Status of BoB service - Information on the current status of the BoB service and scheduled maintenance.
- Linking to BoB programmes - You can link to BoB programmes from Microsoft Office or Blackboard.
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.
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.