Search the Collection Online

You can search the collection, by title, format, subject matter, director or other terms here.

Link: Online collection search

(There’s no need to log in to search. Email us at imlib@teaching.ucla.edu to book a film or arrange for titles to appear on your course website.)

UCLA Faculty and Teaching Assistants

All materials from the IMCS collection are provided free of charge to regularly scheduled UCLA classes. Requests for rentals and purchases of new media for on-campus use are processed without charge upon receipt of an approved Instructional Improvement Mini-Grant application.

Update Sept. 20, 2020: For the foreseeable future we are not facilitating classroom screenings, nor are we able to supply media to the Media Lab for in-person screenings. For reference we are including our regular policies for in-person access below.

Orders for classroom screenings of media should be placed well in advance of the scheduled viewing dates to avoid booking conflicts. In most cases, the IMCS staff is able to arrange advance screenings of either IMCS holdings or off-campus media for faculty to determine the suitability of materials for use in class.

Advance appointments are recommended to ensure availability of the requested media and preview facility.

UCLA Students

Students may view materials in the Media Lab by making a request at least one full day in advance. Please contact us at imlib@ucla.edu.

UCLA Staff

Staff may view materials in the Media Lab by making a request at least one business day in advance. Please contact us at imlib@ucla.edu.

UCLA University Extension and UCLA Community

UCLA University Extension instructors and other organizations and individuals in the campus community may rent materials from the IMCS collection. Extension instructors’ requests must be placed through a departmental representative.

Off-campus

An item that is not specified for “UCLA use only” and “UCLA classroom use only” may be rented to off-campus sources. The rental prices are listed in the item record. Please make rental arrangements through the IMCS office.

UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Research and Study Center

The UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Research and Study Center (ARSC) provides on-site access to nearly 220,000 individual holdings. For the mutual convenience of campus and the general community, IMCS shares office space with the Film and Television Archive Research and Study Center.