My professor left a movie on reserve for our class... where do I go?


All movies that are on reserve can be found at the Media & Microforms department on the 1st floor.  Since these movies cannot be checked out, you will have to view them at the library.

There are TVs and DVD players available so you can watch the films.  You can also borrow headphones or bring your own.  Up to 2 people can share a TV and there is also a viewing room where a group of 5 can watch a movie.

Be aware that the hours for the Media & Microforms department are different from the main library.  Their hours are posted here.

If your professor has a video or film for your class to view online, they can be found at the library usually in two different databases: MinerQuest or Swank. If the video your professor wants you to watch is a documentary or short film, then you can try searching for that video in MinerQuest using a “Title” search and then filter your results to “video”. 

Screenshot of MinerQuest Title Search of a video


Once you find that video, click on the “Available Online” link and then click on the appropriate database link. 

Screenshot of movie title in MinerQuestScreenshot of movie found in MinerQuest

If your professor is having you view a Hollywood film, then the video is probably in the Swank database. Use your same UTEP username and password to login as you would for Blackboard. 

Once you are in Swank, type in the name of the film in the search box on the top of the page and then select the film. Or you can find the film by browsing the films available.  

Screenshot of the Swank video databaseFor more information, please contact the Access Services Desk at or call us at (915) 747-5672   

  • Last Updated Aug 24, 2023
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  • Answered By Research & Instruction Librarians

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