MDC Collections

General Information

Our physical collection of more than 35,000 items includes DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS, CD,16mm film, screenplays, language learning materials, audiobooks and production materials. We also provide access to more than 180,000 titles online.  The following will help you search and utilize our collection:

Winifred Fordham Metz, Media Librarian and Head of the MDC
Drop by the MDC, call (919.962.4099) or email Winifred to:
• Request a film for purchase
• Schedule a consultation
• Get help with filmographies, programming, research, resource guides and streaming digital resources.


Watch a Film Now

The libraries provide streaming access to thousands of documentary, educational, and fiction feature films, plays, shorts, speeches, newsreels, broadcasts and other media.


Search through our entire documentary and fiction feature film collection to find the title you want, then check to see if it is available.

New Arrivals

The most recent additions to our documentary and feature film collection can be found here.


Borrow Books on CD
Listen to Audiobooks Online
Learn a Language

Special Collections

The Bodman Collection of Middle Eastern Films

This outstanding collection includes films on a wide range of topics and genres relating to the Middle East and the Islamic World, including documentaries on art and architecture; anthropological, geographical and political studies; literary classics; and feature films.

The Finehout Film Collection

Course Reserves
Looking for a reserve? Find it here!