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Films and Music

Available Items

The following items can be hired from libraries:

  • DVDs
  • Music DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books in cassette and CD format
  • Language courses

All of the above items are available from the Central Library, Highworth Library,  North Swindon Library and West Swindon Library.

In addition,DVDs are held at Moredon Library, Park Library, Upper Stratton Library and Wroughton Library

Audio books in cassette format are held at all Swindon libraries.

You can request Audio books, music CDs and Budget DVDs free of charge from any library.

To search the Library Catalogue for DVDs follow the link below:

Search Library Catalogue

Check out the New Film Titles New Music Titles pages for items recently added to stock.

A range of charges and hire periods apply to the collections.

See: Fees and Charges

Fastfilms

Welcome to an amazing film service called Fastfilms, where you can hire new release titles for the price of a Budget film.  For current hire charges please see libraries-fees

The films are hired for 3 days only and are currently available at the Central Library, Highworth Library, Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library, North Swindon library Park Library, Upper Stratton Library, West Swindon Library and Wroughton Library and . To ensure that the broadest range of titles is available on the shelf when customers come in to choose, Fastfilm titles cannot be reserved.

For a list of the latest titles to be included in the Fastfilm collection please see; New Titles Film List  Titles which will be included in the Fastfilm collection will be highlighted with an FF

Asian Films

The Asian film collection is housed in the Central library in Regent Circus. But you can request any item in stock free of charge, online or from any library. The collection includes video’s and DVDs in Hindu. New titles are purchased every month.

The list below shows a selection of some of the DVD titles recently added to the collection.

  • Mini Punjab
  • Kal Kissne Dekha
  • Mundey UK De
  • Hello
  • Fashion
  • Golmaal Returns
  • Yuvraaj
  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
  • Karz
  • Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
  • Sayr Upar Sawa Sayar 2
  • Sholay
  • Johnny Gaddar

Budget titles may be hired for 1 week. Fast Film titles are hired for 3 days. See Fees and Charges for details.

Please note that we are required to abide by the regulations set by the Video Standards Council and cannot loan certain film categories to under age customers.

Recommendations for purchase

We welcome recommendations for purchase of films, music and games items not in stock in Swindon Libraries; please use the Recommendation Form. We will purchase if it meets our criteria for selection.

DVDs

A broad range of DVDs are available, including the latest blockbuster feature films, TV, children's and music titles. In order to maintain the highest standard possible for these collections many of the titles are avaliable on the day of commercial release.

Please note that we are required to abide by the regulations set by the Video Standards Council, and cannot loan certain film categories to under-age customers.

Music DVD collection

The collection includes over a hundred titles covering a range of established and new artists and bands. The collection has been split into three with titles being held at Central Library, North Swindon Library and West Swindon Library. However, any of the titles may be reserved free of charge and hired from any library in Swindon. New titles are added as they become avaliable.

Music CD Collection

The music collection represents diverse user needs. This means that you should find something to suit you. We have a wide range of music including:

  • Popular
  • Chart and classical compilations
  • World music
  • Shows/films/TV music
  • Country and Western
  • Jazz/Blues
  • Folk
  • Classical

Under British Phonographic Industry guidelines we are required to hold back new music CDs for three months from the release date.

Contact

If you would like to make any comments or suggestions about the film and music service, please e-mail libraries@swindon.gov.uk

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