Media Center

Via the streaming portal filmfriend you have online access to over 3,500 films. In the A3 Library you find an extensive collection of films on DVD.

Film portal filmfriend

The University Library has licensed the film portal filmfriend for you. As a member of the University of Mannheim, you have unlimited online access to all films, free of charge and without advertising: film classics, international arthouse cinema, genre films, feature films and documentaries, series and short films – with over 3,500 titles, mostly in original version, the streaming portal offers you a broad and professionally curated selection.

The film selection is editorially supervised and changes. About 30 new films are added every month. You can search for the film titles on filmfriend or via the Primo Catalog.

For advice on access, please read the Information on Using E-Books and Databases.

For streaming mobile devices, desktop browsers and smart TVs can be used. Please note the information on filmfriend.

Films on DVD

  • DVDs can be watched at designated work stations in the A3 Library.
  • Full-time academic staff members, doctoral students, as well as visiting scholars can borrow DVDs for a period of one semester.
  • Students of the University of Mannheim can borrow DVDs when writing their term papers and during examination time but need a written acknowledgment by their instructor (PDF, 285 KB, in German) in order to do so.

We are a member of the Netzwerk Mediatheken, a network of multimedia resource centers.

To view the entire DVD collection, use the “Advanced search“, choose the option “Library Section” in the drop-down menu and enter “medio“.


A3 Library

A3 Library

University of Mannheim
University Library
A 3, 6–8
68159 Mannheim