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SSEES Library's Bain Graffy Film Collection

The Library’s Bain Graffy Film Collection focuses on Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European and Central Asian films. It covers feature films, animations and documentaries from across the region.

The collection comprises more than 6,000 DVDs and hundreds of recorded discs with programmes recorded from television. It is one of the biggest collections of its kind in the UK.

The collection is available to UCL staff and students only. The items cannot be borrowed, but they can be watched on site in the Library in the Multimedia Room.

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DVD collections

UCL library collections include DVDs, which can be borrowed and watched at home or in the library. You can search for a film in our DVD collection in Explore. Type your search term, for example: the title of the film or the name of the director, plus the word "DVD".

Streaming services

The library subscribes to video streaming services, including Kanopy, which includes award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases; Academic Video Online, which includes documentary films from Film Platform and the BBC Landmark video series; BFI Player, which includes subscribed feature films; and BoB National (Box of Broadcasts), a searchable database of TV and Radio broadcasts (including films).