Answered By: Meghan Kelly
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019     Views: 32

There are several ways to find out if a film in our collection is PPR-ready:

  • From the Library's Homepage, do a title search in Discover for the film in question (you can limit your search to "videos" above the Discover search box). When you find the film you're looking for, click on the title and look at the description in the catalog record (Use the arrow dropdown beside the word "Description". In the "Notes" field, you will see the following language: "Includes public performance rights (PPR)".


  • If you are not looking for a specific film but want to find out which films have PPR attached, perform an advanced search in our catalog (Click on "Advanced Search" under the Discover search bar on the homepage). Keep the first search box term on "keyword" and insert an asterisk (this will perform a wildcard search). In the second search box, keep the term on "keyword" and insert the phrase (using quotes) "public performance rights". Limit the format of your search to "DVD video" and the library to "Franklin & Marshall College". This search will generate a list of all movies with PPR.



You will get a list of all titles that have PPR noted in the catalog record.

  • Consult the list of films (alphabetical, by title) attached here.

The last two options are useful if you would like to host a public performance of a film, do not have a specific film in mind and want to avoid the extra step and cost of purchasing PPR.