Audio, Video, & Multimedia

Physical Audiovisual material is unavailable during construction.

Faculty who require physical audiovisual material (e.g. DVDs) for in-class use, please contact

Please note: If you require audio-visual equipment to play media, please contact Open Ed Classroom Technical Support - AV Loans, Rentals, and Event Setup

Public Performance Rights

Under current Canadian copyright law, public performance rights licensing is not required for educational uses of audio and video materials at the University. Educational use includes any screening which happens on campus, where the purpose of the screening is for education or training, and when the audience consists mainly of students, faculty, or any person who is directly responsible for setting curriculum at the University of Guelph. For further information about public performance rights licensing for films, ask us

Online Video Collections

In addition to those online videos available via Primo, we also subscribe to several large online video collections available through our online video vendors.  These collections are searchable by subject, as well as title and director. Some of these collections have the capability to make video clips. These resources are accessible to all University of Guelph users once they have logged on with their campus credentials

Music Scores

Finding Online Videos in Primo

The library catalogue contains many online videos and they are searchable by title. Learn how to find online videos via Primo. However, be sure to also check directly with the online video vendors as new videos are constantly added.

Online Audio Collections

in addition to those online audio materials available via Primo, we also subscribe to several large online audio collections which are available through our online audio vendors. Our collection includes many music scores. Learn how to find music scores via Primo. These collections have the capability to make music clips and class playlists.

Finding Physical Audio and Video Materials

Learn how to use Primo to find audio recordings and videos in our physical collection

Viewing Physical Audio and Video Materials

Audiovisual equipment for in-library viewing is located next to the AV collection on the second floor

Borrowing Audio and Video Materials

Learn about our physical audio and video borrowing policies.

  • Take the item to the Circulation desk on the first floor
  • When the security case is removed, the item is charged out to you for 24 hours
  • UG-affiliated students, staff, and faculty only have access to UG multimedia materials
  • Holds are not permitted on multimedia materials, with the exception of vinyl records which are located at the Annex
  • Request vinyl records by placing a hold in Primo

Booking Physical Audio and Video Materials for Educational Use

Most items can be booked for educational use on campus.

  • Ask us to book the title you'd like to show in class. Please include the title, call number, and date required for showing
  • Allow at least three business days lead time, with the exception of materials located in the annex which require seven business days lead time
  • The item will be ready for you to pick up the item at the Circulation Desk the day before the show date
  • Return the item to the Circulation Desk the day after the showing
  • If you require extended use of items, please contact us

Operator and Equipment Bookings

  • Arrange for operators and equipment for films and videos through Classroom Services at extension 52778 or in-person at Room 108 in Day Hall
  • Find more details at the OpenEd AV Checkout Equipment