Netflix for Hope College Classroom Use

Van Wylen Library now offers faculty the opportunity to select DVDs from Netflix, a movie rental service with more than 100,000 titles.  Delivery time is very quick, and the library can request up to 3 movies at a time.  This service is for instructional purposes only, and is not to be used for recreational or home use.

Some reasons to use Netflix include:

  • Previewing movies before deciding to purchase
  • One-time showing of movies that do not have to be added to the library collection
  • Obtaining movies that can not be purchased
  • Wide range of foreign language films

How to request a movie:

  1. After first checking HopeCat to see if we own the DVD, search at You may either browse by category or enter a title in the search box.
  2. Fill out our video request form, noting in the “comments” box that you found the movie on Netflix.
  3. When the movie arrives, you will receive an e-mail informing you to pick it up at the main Circulation Desk in the library.

Additional information:

  • DVDs cannot be placed on reserve.
  • This service does not replace traditional interlibrary loan or MeLCat methods of obtaining DVDs; it offers a wider selection and quicker delivery when necessary.
  • Because our account limits us to 3 DVDs at once for the entire campus, each faculty member is limited to 1 DVD at a time.
  • Loan period is 7 days with no renewals.
  • If a DVD is lost or not returned within 30 days, you will be billed $65.