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When one door closes another one opens.

Our work continues. Please read on.

The Library Media Project closed our Sunnyside Avenue office on the last day of April 2007. For the past 19 years, beginning in 1988 as the MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project, we have had the honor of assisting U.S. librarians with their media collection development
on a wide range of important subjects.

We are continuing to work on securing funding for an urgently needed educational project on Our Environment and the Climate Crisis. Our new office location can be found on our contact page.
If you have any questions, please email us at

Our mission is to foster the public discourse that is central to our democracy
one library at a time.

Thomas Jefferson observed, "Information is the currency of democracy". It is an honor to contribute to these thousands of "information banks" - our country's libraries located in communities, big and small and in between, in all of the 50 states.

It was our good fortune to work with thousands of dedicated librarians who vigilantly keep the doors to free, accessible information available for so many millions in our country. Their life's work is central to the very heart of our democracy: informed public debate.

We have been honored to have worked with so many remarkable, innovative and thoughtful librarians. They are, and always will be, our heroes.

With luck, and funding from an angel or two, we'll be able to continue our work
to foster critically important informed public discourse throughout America.

Library Consortium Pricing/Ordering Information/
Previous Collections

Current Web Publications
(see below for Previous Collections)
  • The newest addition is our MacArthur Classics DVD collection which is comprised of DVDs selected from the original MacArthur Foundation Library Video Classics Project which was available to libraries in 1988. As DVDs become available, we will add them to our list and offer them to public and school libraries at a 20% discount.
  • Cinema Classics on DVD collection. Our curator is the Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, Roger Ebert, and we present selected films from his "Great Movies" collection. You may also see what is available by looking over the Genre List or Country List. As usual, we've put together a discount program of 15 - 25% so public and school libraries can obtain these films at significantly reduced rates.
  • The Visual Arts Collection can currently be ordered at a 25 - 30% discount available to public libraries throughout the United States through our website ONLY. Please be our guest and take a look at the selected Titles chosen by our curator, Nadine Covert or read her essay.

Previous Collections
For an approximate period of two years each, these past collections were also offered at special discount prices to public libraries through our consortium agreement with their distributors and filmmakers: The discount periods for all four of these past collections have ended.

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macarthur classics on DVD | cinema classics on DVD | visual arts videos
issues of aging videos | health videos | about us | contact us | home