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Loan Periods and Fines

Video DVDs Limit Loan Period Fines
Movie and TV   None 1 week 25¢/day
Nonfiction None 3 weeks 25¢/day
DVD Express 2 2 days $1/day
Children's DVDs None 1 week 25¢/day

Online Resources
Easy to use movie review site of over 220,000 titles.

Metacritic Movie/DVD
A cross-section of reviews from many critics presented with scored rankings.

Parents Television Council
Provides parents with information concerning recommended ages suitable for a particular film and specific information about the content of sex, violence and profanity.

Rotten Tomatoes
Fresh or rotten, this site sums up what the critics are saying about most every movie and DVD.

Bijou Theater
Student-run cinema screening independent, art house, foreign and classic films.

Fleur Cinema
A Des Moines cinema showing many limited release films.

Iowa Digital Filmmakers Guild
Dedicated to promoting filmmaking in Iowa and to building a community of and for digital filmmakers.

Local Movie Times
Local movie listings from

Landlocked Film Festival
Presents independently made documentaries and narrative films and videos, held in Iowa City.

Hardacre Film Festival
Began in 1996 as a project straight from the hearts of film lovers local to the Tipton area in Cedar County.

Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival
An annual festival committed to engaging our Iowa audience with the world at large through films that explore the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking.

Iowa Independent Film Festival
Started in 2007 and held in the Mason City area.

Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
A celebration of the vast, diverse, bizarre, hilarious, beautiful cinema art being created by independent moviemakers outside the mainstream, held in Des Moines.

AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time
From The American Film Institute.

Best Picture Academy Award Winners
Wikipedia information about the Academy Award for Best Picture. Includes a list of nominated and winning films.

Rottom Tomatoes "Best Of" Lists
The best reviewed films of and the winners from various movie categories, such as the Oscars and Golden Globes.

The Greatest Films
This site has many lists of "best" films, actors, scenes, and more.

Staff Recommendations

Recent entries from the Library's blog.

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On Air: The ICPL Podcast

For more great recommendations from Library staff, check out On Air: The ICPL Podcast.

Streaming Video

The Library Channel has a large collection of videos available for online streaming 24 hours a day.
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Video Locations at the Library

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