UEA Library has an excellent av collection UEA Library has an excellent av collection

The collection includes commercial films, course-related recordings, documentaries and music DVDs. UEA also has a subscription to Box of Broadcasts which provides access to streamed TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards.

Items are made available to UEA staff and students for legitimate academic study, teaching or course-related purposes only.

Location: The DVD collection is on open access Floor 2. 

Access to specific items for non-UEA staff and students will be provided on a discretionary basis for academic purposes only. Please enquire at the Library Helpdesk.

INTO students wishing to borrow from this collection need to take items to the Library Helpdesk (09:00-19:00 Monday to Friday and 12:00-19:00 at weekends only).

Finding items: All DVDs are listed in the Library Catalogue and UEA Library Search


Tip: In Library Search click on Resource types and then Show More and click on video to narrow down to DVDs. In the Traditional Library Catalogue, type your search words followed by DVD? e.g. Wong Kar-Wai DVD? 


DVDs are issued for 3 days and due for return at 23:59. DVDs can be issued via the self-service kiosks. Plastic boxes are kept locked on the shelves. 

Don't forget to use the unlocking device at the Library Reception Desk before you leave the Library.

A maximum of 3 items may be borrowed at any time and up to 3 requests can be placed for a DVD either on loan to another user or on order from our supplier.


All DVDs can be returned via the self-service returns machine on floor 0 (24 hours). Please ensure that the correct DVD is in the box prior to returning.

Fines & Charges

There is a £2 per item per day fine for the late renewal or return of DVDs from this collection. Please note the return day and time which is printed on your receipt. A £2 charge for the replacement of damaged or non-returned DVD plastic boxes applies. Items returned with missing discs will be invoiced at the full replacement cost.

Viewing audio-visual material in the Library

Advance booking of Group Study Pods and the Film Viewing Room may be made using the online booking form. Facilities which have not been pre-booked are available for same day use. Please note that the maximum group size is 5 people in a Group Study Room. For larger groups, please book the Film Viewing Room which seats 12 people.

Lecturers: To book the Film Viewing Room for teaching use, please contact the Library Helpdesk. 

Headphones are provided when using these areas to view material from the collection.

Additionally, DVD items may also be viewed in any booked study space using your own computer equipment and headphones, or elsewhere in the Library on PCs, subject to the requirement not to disturb others. 


UEA has a licence from the Educational Recording Agency Ltd for educational use of copyright material recorded off-air. UEA is also a member of the British Universities Film & Video Council. Users are reminded that no copying of commercial DVDs and VHS tapes, even for academic purposes, is permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, without the written permission of the copyright holder or holders.

Library Helpdesk Library Helpdesk

Telephone: 01603 592993

Email: lib.helpdesk@uea.ac.uk

Location: Library, Floor 0

Web: Library Helpdesk


Helpdesk Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday 09:00-19:00

Saturday 12:00-19:00

Sunday 12:00-19:00

Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities

Grant Young

Academic Librarian

Grant Young
Email: grant.young@uea.ac.uk
Tel. 01603 592426

Location: Library 1.17
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

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