Shelves of various vhs videos in Stark Media Services

Stark Media Services

Located in Hillman Library, Stark Media Services houses the ULS film and video collection. The collection primarily supports classroom instruction across disciplines with an emphasis on Film Studies. Most items in the collection are available for a two-week loan to University of Pittsburgh students, staff, and faculty with a valid Pitt ID. Please see our information about Length of Loans and Fines for more information on borrowing periods, overdue items, and replacement costs.

Requests & Reservations

  • Purchase request form - If we do not have the film(s) that you need in our collections, please use the online form to request that the ULS purchase media in streaming or physical format.
    • We'll review your request, then contact you and the subject librarian for your department with available options. We can't guarantee the availability of all requested media in an appropriate format, but we'll make every effort to fulfill requests.
    • If you have questions about purchase requests for non-standard format options, or for specific editions of titles that are critical to the requirements of the course, please contact your ULS Subject Specialist Librarian for ordering assistance.
  • Reserve request form  -  Request that a film (ULS-owned or personal copy) be placed on reserve for students to view in Stark Media Services at Hillman Library or to ensure it is available for a classroom screening
  • For questions about media duplication/digitization of physical media, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning

Available for checkout in Stark Media Services

  • Headphones 
  • Portable USB 2.0 external DVD drives

Available for use in Stark Media Services

  • Standard DVD and VHS players
  • Multi-region PAL DVD and VHS players
  • Blu-ray player
  • 16mm film projector
  • 3D Viewing Station

Available for use at Archives & Special Collections (by appointment only)

  • 16mm Steenbeck viewing table
  • high speed audio cassette duplicator 
  • Beta SP player
  • Mini-DV player
  • ¾U‑matic deck

Contact Us

Stark Media Services
G-22 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

We are located next to the Cup & Chaucer Café!