Hampshire Libraries stock films for every taste and occasion, for adults and for children. As well as all the blockbusters you will find less mainstream films from the USA and the UK as well as films from around the world including somein languages from Aramaic to Zulu by way of Mongolian, Hebrew, and Norwegian!
Instructional DVDs - from keep-fit to painting - DVDs showing opera, ballet, theatre and fine arts are also available to hire as are dramatisations of set books, courses of study, language tuition and even driving skills.
In addition you will find a wide range of television series and programmes - from Jane Austen to Doctor Who and Peppa Pig to Blue Planet.
We are always happy to receive recommendations or requests for specific films that we may have missed.
- DVDs can be hired for a week - Charges apply
- Reserve items at your local library or via the Library Catalogue
- It is against the law to copy or broadcast items from the collection, to lend them to another person or to charge for showing them.
Hampshire Libraries have a small collection of Blu-Ray discs which is housed at our Petersfield library. Titles can be requested at any library.
Blu-Ray is the latest disc format to challenge DVDs. They have greater capacity than a DVD allowing for superior sound and picture. A Blu-Ray player is required.
Audio Description (AD) helps people with sight loss to watch and enjoy films. The soundtrack includes a professional narration that explains what is happening on screen when characters aren’t speaking. Hampshire Libraries have a complete set of 100+ videos of popular films with an RNIB audio description.
An increasing number of DVDs now give you the option of selecting audio description. You can see whether a DVD has audio description by checking the information on the back of the box. It will be listed as an optional audio or language track as either:
- Audio Described English
- Audio Description
- Audio Descriptive Track
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The range of titles includes both adult and family viewing and no special equipment is needed other than an ordinary DVD player.
- DVD titles with audio description - from the RNIB.
- Consult the library catalogue or ask at your library to check whether particular titles are stocked by Hampshire Libraries.
Annual Film/Music/Games Membership Scheme
We are now offering a great scheme to reward and encourage regular customers of our DVD, CD and Games services. Instead of the usual pay-as-you-borrow charges, why not consider taking out an annual membership?
For just £45 a year, you can borrow two items - DVDs, Games or Music CDs - at any one time, with no limit on the overall number of items that can be borrowed during the course of a year.
There are NO overdues or renewal charges to pay!
(Reservation fees do apply)
You will get an extra Film Membership card which can be used in any Hampshire library for a whole year.
Join the Annual Film Membership scheme at your local library or buy online