The Libraries Media Center collects and provides access to the UW's main collection of audiovisual materials. Consisting of over 75,000 items on a variety of analog and digital formats, the Media Center's collections cover a broad and interdisciplinary range of subjects and genres. While most of these materials may be checked out and borrowed for a week, some fragile and unique items may only be viewed or listened to in the Media Center.
The Media Center is home to 40,000+ DVDs and VHS tapes. From classic cinema and early experimental film, to contemporary features and cutting edge documentaries, the Media Center has it. Search and browse our collection online, or stop by and let us find it for you.
The Media Center is also home to some 30,000 audio recordings: CDs, LPs, cassettes, and MP3s. These recordings cover a broad array of music genres (hip hop, classical, folk, rock, punk, beyond...) and spoken word topics (poetry, history, biography, more...). We have a wide range of music, including a growing collection of regional music called Puget Sounds. Search and browse our collection online or stop by and let us find it for you.
In addition to published audio and video material, the Media Center is home for several unique collections. For information about these unique research materials, click on the links below:
- Kearney Barton Collection
- Chamber Dance Company Collection
- Educational Media Collection
- Bob Nelson Folk Music Collection
See our AV guide to help you discover CDs, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, copyright information, film criticism resources, and more at the UW and beyond.