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Teaching Aids on DVD/Video

The Best and Next Free DVD/Video Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free Central Library has over 14,000 DVDs and videos that can be reserved in advance and checked out for seven days. Many titles have public performance rights.

You can download and browse a PDF list of Teaching Aids available in the Best & Next Department. The collection includes series like Nova and National Geographic that number in the hundreds of videos and cover an amazing range of topics, as well as more focused series. If you or your students are interested in any of these video series or would like us to help locate audio-visual materials on a specific topic for the classroom, please call us directly at (410) 396-4616 or e-mail us at sas@prattlibrary.org.

Please book DVD/video reserve materials well in advance, especially those that may be in high seasonal demand, and allow adequate time for shipping. All due dates on these items are flexible, pending prior approval.

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Finding Movies in the Public Domain


Learn what a public domain movie is, how to find movies in the public domain, and other resources.

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Teacher Library Cards


Are you a teacher or registered homeschool parent in Baltimore City? You are eligible for a Teacher Library Card!