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Monsters in Film

Artwork from Japanese monster Web site

Explore our films that investigate the place of monsters and ideas of the monstrous in Japanese history and culture.

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Video Lending Library

NOTICE: As of Fall 2015, our free lending library has closed. For access to video lending, please refer to the media services of Wells Library. Click here for a list of available films by country.



We maintain a free lending library of videos on:

Books, journals, and other teaching resources are also available in our media resource room in Memorial Hall West, Room 203.

Who can use the lending library?

  • IU faculty, students, and staff
  • K-12 teachers in the United States who have plans to focus on East Asia in their classes

Video Lending Policy


Please check out items at Memorial Hall 207 during our business hours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contact us) to reserve items in advance or confirm availability of items. Overnight checkout only.


A mail-in lending service is available for K-12 teachers who aren’t in the Bloomington area but who wish to use our videos for teaching. Please e-mail us a request form one week prior to your planned viewing. Up to three videos at a time can be kept for up to one week and must be shipped back to us at your expense. This service is only available to K-12 teachers in the United States.

For more information, contact:

Attn: Lending Library
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Phone: (812) 855-3765
Fax: (812) 855-7762