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The Collection

The purpose of the Audio-Visual Collection of the Friedsam Memorial Library at St. Bonaventure University is to provide a wide range of materials to underwrite classroom work, and to supply items of general interest (but of lasting value) to students of the liberal arts curriculum. The main areas of collecting are in film studies and music.

The format of the materials in the film collection is both video cassette tape and DVD. An effort has been made to keep current with the better independent and foreign films that have received a general release in the United States. Many of the video tapes are “out of print” and not represented in DVD form yet. Access to all the film materials is through the online catalog, the A-V webpage, notebooks of photocopied covers, and a small portion on open display.

The main categories of the music collection are Rock/Pop, Jazz/Blues, Classical, and World, with smaller collections of Folk/Country and Soundtracks. Most materials in the music collection are displayed openly, but there are a large amount of classic jazz box sets also that can be retrieved through the online catalog.

There is also a small (but growing) collection of Spoken Word materials consisting mainly of literary works.

Finding AV Materials

You may search by author/title or subject in our online catalog, and Audio-Visual materials will appear in the list of results along with print items.  If you wish to limit to AV items only, use the "Power Search" option. Under "Location," specify the type of material you need, as follows:

  • AV CD--music CDs
  • AVDVD--films/movies on DVD
  • AV VIDEO--films/movies on VHS

Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY  14778  USA
(716) 375-2323 (general number)
(716) 375-2389  (fax)

Last updated:  07/08/11
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